The Effect of Information Technology on Knowledge Management by Empowerment Mediating in National Iranian Drilling Company

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof. Management, Semnan University

2 M.Sc. Management, Semnan University


The world has entered a new era; organizations are faced with
new challenges and traditional principles upon which economic powered
and was a key factor in business success, is no longer valid. Knowledge
becomes a major factor in competition and intellectual property has been
sustained competitive advantage. This paper examines the relationship
between information technology and knowledge management, directly
and indirectly mediated by empowerment in National Iranian Drilling
Company. Questionnaire based on confirmatory factor analysis and
reliability was measured by Cronbach's alpha. Population of 300 experts
and administrators were appointed. 163 questionnaires were collected.
The results of this study indicate that information technology has positive
and significant relationship with knowledge management directly and
indirectly through empowerment. According to this research, suggestions
for managers and future researchers are offered.


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