Volume 14, Issue 44 (7-2011)                   jha 2011, 14(44): 41-54 | Back to browse issues page

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Moshabbeki A, Andalib Ardakani N, Andalib Ardakani D. The impact of leadership styles on Organizational forgetting of public and private hospitals in Tehran Province. jha. 2011; 14 (44) :41-54
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-832-en.html
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  Introduction: Two major aspects of knowledge management for gaining competitive advantage in organizations are organizational learning and organizational forgetting. Despite several research studies on knowledge management and organizational learning, a few studies have been performed on organizational forgetting and its management. In this study, it was attempted to introduce a conceptual model of organizational forgetting and to investigate its relationship with change-oriented and pragmatic leadership styles.

  Methods: The present survey was of fundamental experimental type, based on correlation method adopting sampling technique. Managers and vice-chancellors of private and public hospitals in Tehran formed the population of this research. The data were analyzed by LISREL software using structural equation modeling.

  Results: Although both leadership styles had an influence on purposeful organizational forgetting, change–oriented leadership appeared to be more effective. Furthermore, the effects of various variables on pragmatic leadership and change-oriented leadership were obtained separately. It was found that short-term thinking of the leader with a factor loading of 0.89 had the largest effect on pragmatic leadership and encouraging and inspiring of the leader with a factor loading of 0.92 had the largest effect on change-oriented leadership.

  Conclusion: Comparing the effects of change-oriented leadership and pragmatic leadership styles on purposeful organizational forgetting, the researchers suggest to apply change-oriented leadership style for optimal management of purposeful forgetting.

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Received: 2011/08/15

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