The impact of intellectual capital on innovation via the mediating role of knowledge management: A structural equation modelling approach

Bader Yousef Obeidat, Ali Tarhini, Raed Masadeh, Noor Osama Aqqad

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This study aims to investigate the impact of intellectual capital on innovation in telecommunication companies in Jordan, through the presence of knowledge management as a mediator. Data were collected using a self-administrated questionnaire from 498 employees working in three telecommunication companies in Jordan. Structural equation modelling approach based on AMOS 22.0 was used to examine the causal relationships and to test the hypotheses between the observed and latent constructs in the proposed research model. The results led to the confirmation of a mediation model as intellectual capital did not have a direct impact on innovation. The results revealed that intellectual capital did have a significant impact onknowledge management and the latter on innovation. In light of these findings, implications to both theory and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-298
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge Management Studies
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Innovation
  • Intellectual capital
  • Jordan
  • Knowledge management
  • SEM analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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