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Raziye Montazeralfaraj 1 Article
The Mediating Role of Organizational Learning in the Relationship of Organizational Intelligence and Organizational Agility
Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Mohammad Mehdi Kiani, Raziye Montazeralfaraj, Hossein Fallah Zadeh, Morteza Mohammad Zadeh
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2016;7(3):190-196.   Published online June 30, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrp.2016.04.007
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Objectives
Organizational learning is defined as creating, absorbing, retaining, transferring, and application of knowledge within an organization. This article aims to examine the mediating role of organizational learning in the relationship of organizational intelligence and organizational agility.
Methods
This analytical and cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 at four teaching hospitals of Yazd city, Iran. A total of 370 administrative and medical staff contributed to the study. We used stratified-random method for sampling. Required data were gathered using three valid questionnaires including Alberkht (2003) organizational intelligence, Neefe (2001) organizational learning, and Sharifi and Zhang (1999) organizational agility questionnaires. Data analysis was done through R and SPSS 18 statistical software.
Results
The results showed that organizational learning acts as a mediator in the relationship of organizational intelligence and organizational agility (path coefficient = 0.943). Also, organizational learning has a statistical relationship with organizational agility (path coefficient = 0.382).
Conclusion
Our findings suggest that the improvement of organizational learning abilities can affect an organization's agility which is crucial for its survival.

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