Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Islamic Azad university.Ilam Branch

2 Graduate Student of Agricultural Management, Ilam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ilam, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to determine knowledge management in the empowerment of the experts of Agricultural Organization in Ilam County of Iran. The statistical population was composed of all employees with the organizational positions of expert or higher in Agricultural Organization of Ilam (N=150). A self-designed questionnaire was used as data collection tool whose face and content validities were confirmed by a panel of experts and whose reliability was estimated to be 0.89 by Cronbach’s alpha. Data were analyzed by SPSS20 in two groups of descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and coefficient of variations) and inferential statistics (Spearman test of correlation and multiple regression analysis). Results of regression analysis showed positive, significant relationship of knowledge exchange, knowledge generation, and number of training courses with people’s empowerment so that they, together, accounted for 40% of the variations of dependent variable.

Highlights

Knowledge exchange and knowledge generation had significant impact on experts’ empowerment.

The employees mostly tend to describe organization issues to others,   important items as to knowledge application aspect.

In knowledge generation aspect, the employees tend to use simulations to help the understanding of subjective, were ranked as the most important items.

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