Master of Science in Management

Faculty / School

School of Business Studies (SBS)


Department of Management

Date of Submission

Summer 2024-2-23


Dr. Kamran Mumtaz, Assistant Professor, Department of Management

Committee Member 1

Dr. Asher Saleem, Assistant Professor and Director Graduate Programs SBS, Department of Management

Committee Member 2

Dr. Muhammad Imran, Assistant Professor, Department of Management

Project Type

MS Management Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access


Purpose – The purpose of this research is to comprehensively investigate how knowledge management practices and capabilities influence innovation performance, with a particular focus on their interplay with innovation ambidexterity. By bridging gaps in existing literature, we aim to provide a more holistic understanding of these relationships and offer actionable insights for organizations seeking to enhance their innovation capabilities and competitive advantage.

Design/ methodology/ approach – The research methodology involves a Quantitative analysis approach for research and received survey questionnaire responses from different industries in Pakistan for in-depth exploration of the relationship between the variables. Further, SPSS and AMOS 26 were utilized to perform various reliability tests, validity tests, goodness-of-fit, and path analysis to hypothesis and devise implications and conclusions.

Findings – Research shows a favorable direct association between knowledge management practices (KMP) and innovation performance (IP), highlighting the importance of KMP for innovation. Ambidexterity did not moderate KMP-IP relationships, according to the research. KMP favorably impacts innovation, however exploration-exploitation balance may not be a relevant mediator. Ambidextrous efforts must address organizational dynamics, resource constraints, and environmental issues, according to study. The study also suggests a deeper understanding of how environmental and organizational variables affect knowledge management practices, ambidexterity, and innovation success.

Originality/ value – This research's novelty lies in its comprehensive exploration of the intricate relationship between knowledge management practices and capabilities, innovation performance, and innovation ambidexterity. By bridging a literature gap, it offers a more holistic understanding and actionable insights for organizations aiming to enhance innovation capabilities and competitive advantage, refining knowledge management and innovation approaches.

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