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The Role of Knowledge Management in Developing the Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Organization Entrepreneur Styles as Moderator Variables (Applied Study in the Jordanian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sector) (Published)

The goal of this paper is to study the relationship between knowledge management (knowledge creation and knowledge sharing) and the five characteristics of entrepreneurial organization related to agility, sustainability of organizational values, simplicity of organizational structure, and innovation freedom. In addition, the study analyzes the moderating impact of entrepreneurial styles (Gambler, Dreamer, Entrepreneur, and Consolidator) on the relationship between knowledge management and organizational characteristics. The independent variable of the study is knowledge management with its two sub variables related to knowledge creation and knowledge sharing. The dependent variable is the characteristics of entrepreneurial organization with its four dimensions. The moderator variable is the entrepreneurial styles. The results of the study revealed that there is no direct impact of knowledge management practices as a whole in terms of knowledge creation and knowledge sharing on the characteristics of entrepreneurial organization as a whole. On the other hand, it was evident from the results of the study that there is an impact of knowledge sharing only on the sustainability of organizational values, the simplicity of organizational structure, and organizational creativity freedom; knowledge creation however, did not have any impact on sustainability of organizational values or simplicity of organizational structure. In terms of the moderating impact of entrepreneurial styles, it was evident that there is an indirect effect of knowledge management practices in terms of knowledge creation and knowledge sharing on the characteristics of entrepreneurial organization in the presence of only the entrepreneur style. On the other side, there was no indirect effect of knowledge management practices in terms of knowledge creation and knowledge sharing on the characteristics of entrepreneurial organization in the presence of gambler, consolidator or dreamer entrepreneurial styles.

Keywords: Development, Entrepreneur Styles, Entrepreneurial Organization, Jordan, Knowledge Management, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sector