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The Social Sciences
Year: 2016  |  Volume: 11  |  Issue: 24  |  Page No.: 5973 - 5980

The Impact of Knowledge Management on Strategic Thinking Case Study: Kayson INC

Sara Alamian Darounkola, Golamreza Hashemzadeh Khoorasgani and Ashraf Shahmansoury    

Abstract: Today, not only the world and the external environment are changing but also the economy and country’s markets are in transition. In these circumstances, many previous opportunities will be lost and new opportunities will be created. Lack of strategic thinking in the chief executive officers of influential governmental firms and organizations deprives them from taking advantage of new opportunities. Thus, it seems vital to equip the chief executive officers with the strategic approach. Abraham considers strategic thinking as a way for identifying reliable strategies or business models which lead to value creation for the customer. He believes that searching for appropriate strategic choices is actually the practical result of strategic thinking that it is usually done as a part of the strategic management process. This research aimed at studying the effects of knowledge management on strategic thinking. This is a correlating-practical research. The population of this study was one-hundred and seventy-eight people which were selected among personnel and managers of KAYSON Company. Data were gathered according to Morgan and by using simple random sampling method. The measurement instrument of research is a standard questionnaire with validity and reliability. Regression analysis is carried out using in SPSS software for analyzing the data. Results showed that knowledge management has a positive and significant impact on the strategic thinking.

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