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Effective leadership in knowledge management: reshaping for improving organisational performance

posted on 2023-02-15, 01:17 authored by Mostafa Sayyadi Ghasabeh

The pressures of the global economy inspire leaders to reshape organisational resources to improve performance. This study explores transformational leaders’ core competencies for improving use of firms’ internal resources by influencing knowledge management practices. The analytical framework is based on a review of leadership and knowledge management literature and the integration of concepts from social capital theory and the resource-based view and knowledge-based view of the firm. Results of this thesis indicate that to improve knowledge management, transformational leaders act as change agents who better deploy internal resources. This better use of internal resources mediates the relationship between transformational leadership and knowledge management. The study contributes to knowledge by exploring a framework upon which to continue developing more comprehensive understandings of the relationships between transformational leadership, knowledge management, firms’ internal resources, and organisational performance. Finally, these findings contribute to practice by identifying the ways in which to build a high-performing organisation through transformational leadership and knowledge management.


Table of Contents

Chapter one: introduction -- Chapter two: an exploratory review of literature on leadership and knowledge management -- Chapter three: theoretical framework and development of hypotheses -- Chapter four: research design and methodology -- Chapter five: research findings -- Chapter six: conclusion and contributions -- References -- Appendices


A dissertation submitted to Macquarie University Faculty of Business and Economics in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


Thesis (PhD), Macquarie University, Faculty of Business and Economics, 2016

Department, Centre or School

Department of Marketing and Management

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

David Rooney

Additional Supervisor 1

Leigh Wood


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