• Mehrdad Goudarzvand Chegini
  • Nima Kanani Azari
  • Maryam Tohidast



Abstract. The goal of current research is considering effect of social capital on knowledge transfer through
organizational learning regarding moderating role of absorptive capacity. Statistical society of current research is managers of food industry companies of Rasht city that 64 ones were chosen as final sample of research. Applied questionnaire for assessing variables include 28 items that its validity and reliability was approved by using structural equation indexes. For data analysis partial least square method were used. Result of consideration showed that model has proper fitting and observing variables have necessary reliability and validity. Also the result showed that structural capital and Relational capital play the role of mediating variable in relation between cognitive capital and exploitative learning. Also exploitative learning has mediating role in relation between structural and relational capital. Result showed that absorptive capacity moderate the relationship between explorative learning and knowledge transference.
Keywords: Social capital, Organizational learning, Absorptive capacity, Knowledge transfer, Partial least


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