عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: Leadership theory and research has not addressed the role of leaders in knowledge management, despite its importance to organizations. Consequently, information and knowledge management as key leader functions have not been explored. This descriptive study has sought that help to expansion links between leadership and knowledge management through examine the factorial structure of the knowledge leadership questionnaire of Viitala (2004). Methodology: Statistical population included staff at Islamic Azad University Sanandaj branch, Kurdistan University and Payame Noor University of Sanandaj (434 people). According to the ratio of staff per university, a sample of 204 selected by classified random sampling. The data collection tool was knowledge Leadership Questionnaire (Viitala, 2004) that its validity and reliability confirmed. Data analyzed by exploratory factor analysis, one sample t-test and one way ANOVA. Findings: The results showed that the factorial structure of knowledge leadership questionnaire consisting of dimensions orienteering of learning, creating climate that supports learning, supporting individual and group level learning processes, Acting as a role model with some changes in the relationship between the indicators and dimensions. Results also showed that knowledge leadership in the universities studied, was higher than average, and there was no the difference between the universities in terms of the application of knowledge leadership. Conclusion: According to study findings, knowledge leadership questionnaire Viitala (2004) is used in Iran.
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