The Effect of Emotional Memory on Organizational Innovation

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Economic, Management & Administrative Sciences, University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economic, Management & Administrative Sciences, University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran


Nowadays, along with development of information technology and knowledge-oriented global economy, the organizations should consider their intangible properties in order to survive and succeed in the current knowledge-based competitive world. Organizational memory as one of the instruments of knowledge management implementation has an important role in collecting and maintaining the organization's produced knowledge. In this regard, the nature of organizational memory including the procedural and declarative memory has attracted many attentions as an attractive research topic in management literature. However, emotional aspect of organizational memory and its effect on organizational innovation is such issue in management literature that few studies have focused on. Thus, this study is to investigate the effect of emotional memory on organizational innovation. On this basis, a questionnaire was distributed between 246 companies of Mashhad industrial state. The face and content validity of questionnaire were evaluated by obtaining the experts' opinions and its construct validity through conducting a confirmatory factor analysis. Research results indicated that emotional memory affects the organizational innovation through declarative memory and procedural memory in addition to the direct effect.


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