Analyzing the Effect of Organizational Support Factors on Innovation Capabilities: Mediating Role of Absorptive Capacity

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Shahid Chamran University, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran


Organizational support is a critical antecedent of the innovation process. This study, by focusing on a knowledge-based approach to innovation, surveys the effects of organizational support factors on innovation capabilities, considering the mediating role of knowledge absorptive capacity. Regarding the purpose, the research is applied and regarding method is a descriptive survey. The population consisted of managers of small and medium-sized enterprises in the Textile industry of Lorestan province. The population size was 481 that according to Morgan table, the sample size has been determined 217. The results of testing hypotheses and relationships between variables show that the variable "performance-based reward system", "potential risk" and "top management support of new ideas," have the greatest impact on the potential capacity and actualized capacity for absorbing knowledge. Also the real capacity as well as potential capacity to absorb knowledge has a significant impact on the capability of innovation, including product innovation, process innovation, and managerial innovation.


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