Examination of knowledge management and market orientation, innovation and organizational performance: Insights from telecom sector of Pakistan
Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal
Knowledge Management and Market Orientation have become buzzwords today owing to their importance for enhancing organizational performance. Innovation has become the strategic need of organizations at present in order to contend with the extreme market competition. The objective of this research was to examine the impact of knowledge management orientation on a firm's performance with the mediating role of organizational innovation and market orientation. Data was collected through personal
... hrough personal survey-based questionnaire. Based on a survey of 343 employees from Telecom Sector of Pakistan, this study applied Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Technique to observe the research model. The results of the study demonstrate that knowledge management orientation plays an affirmative role in the promotion of organizational performance. The organizational innovation has significant impact on the performance of the organization. It was also revealed that there is positive effect of market orientation on organizational performance. Moreover, innovation and market orientation were observed to have mediating role in the knowledge management orientation-organizational performance linkage. As, the global phenomenon exposes that if the knowledge management, market orientation and innovation in relation to performance are being practiced, then the results are promising, driving extensively in a constructive way as validated by the literature review. Consequently, this research is one the first attempts in Pakistan towards the perspective i.e. knowledge management orientation, organizational innovation, market orientation in relation to the performance of an organization. It will further contribute towards the local academic and viable arena of Pakistan.