Investigating the Effect of Organizational Culture on Organizational Learning Ability with the Mediating Role of Knowledge Sharing Among Employees of the Ardabil Branch of Islamic Azad University

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Educational Sciences, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran

2 Department of Management, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil


In today's complex and ambiguous environments, organizations are forced to learn and pay attention to knowledge sharing in order to sustain, grow, and provide better services in their environment. One of the most important tools to create a context for strengthening the positive attitude of employees to continuous sharing of knowledge and organizational learning is organizational culture. To this end, the present study aimed to investigate the effect of organizational culture on organizational learning ability with the mediating role of knowledge sharing among the employeesof the Ardabil Branch of Islamic Azad University. The study was applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-survey in terms of data type and research procedure. The research population involved the 261 university employees, out of which 157 people were selected by simple random sampling based on the Cochran's formula. Research instruments involved the Sashkin’s organizational culture, van der Hoof and Vanvinen’s knowledge sharing, and Senge’s organizational learning standard questionnaires. Since these questionnaires were standard, their validity was approved by professors, while their reliability was determined to be 87%. For data analysis, structural equation modeling was done using SPSS26 and Amos18 software. The results showed that organizational culture affects organizational learning. Moreover, it was found that knowledge sharing affects organizational learning, too, and plays a mediating role in the relationship between organizational culture and organizational learning. Therefore, paying attention to organizational culture and expanding knowledge sharing among employees can help increase organizational learning.


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