Organizational Determinants of Knowledge Inertia and Their Effects on Innovation Performance in the Egyptian Government Service Sector: An Applied Study

By Raafat Hana.

Published by Change Management: An International Journal

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In this study we suppose that knowledge inertia (KI) is a moderation between organizational factors and innovation performance. Therefore we attempt to explain relationships between organization factors (support, culture and empowerment) and innovation performance regarding knowledge inertia. A survey was conducted of 300 employees from Egyptian government service sectors (education and health sectors). It was found that knowledge inertia moderates the relationship between organizational factors and innovation performance. We also found a positive correlation between two dimensions of organizational factors (support and empowerment) and innovation performance and a negative correlation between organizational culture and innovation performance. Despite a positive correlation between organizational support and empowerment and innovation performance, when we controlled the effect of knowledge inertia we observed that the correlation was less. This indicates the significant effect knowledge inertia has on innovation performance. It is observed by regression analysis that KI as a moderated variable has a positive effect on innovation performance.

Keywords: Knowledge Inertia, Organizational Support, Organizational Culture, Organizational Empowerment, Innovation Performance

Change Management: An International Journal, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp.1-17. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 764.965KB).

Dr. Raafat Hana

Lecturer of Business Adminstration, Departement of Business Adminstration, High Institute of Cooperative and Managerial Studies, Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Hana is a lecturer in Business Administration at The High Institute of Cooperative and Managerial Studies in Cairo, Egypt. He is a training expert in many consultancy and training firms in Egypt in the field of business administration, especially in organizational change, human resources management, marketing, organizational behavior, and knowledge management. He is a member of the Egyptian Cooperative and Managerial Studies Association.