Impact of the Entrepreneurial Leadership on Knowledge Management Effectiveness: The Role of Organizational Trust

  • Javid Ali Naqvi PHD Scholar, Faculty of Management Science, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Tahir Hussain Rizvi Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management Science, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Saadullah Shah PhD (Fellow), Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar, Peshawar
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Organizational Trust, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Effectiveness


Background: Many organizations are facing challenges of implementing knowledge management practices into their business model. As knowledge management is paving its way into strategic focus of organizations that’s why this study focused towards the role of Entrepreneurial leadership in enhancing effective knowledge management practices in the organization.

Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this study was to examine whether any significant role of entrepreneurial leadership towards the achievement of knowledge management effectiveness while exploring the moderating role of organizational trust in the perspective of fabric manufacturing industries of selected cities (Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad) of Pakistan and it’s theoretical framework is supported by the social learning theory.

Methodology/Approaches: Data were collected from 100 entrepreneurial leaders and 260 samples were their employee’s through convenient sampling technique. Measuring scale was adopted and responses got on 5-point Likert Scale. Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Regression Analysis and SEM to estimate the structural model fit data adopting Hair and Anderson’s model.

Finding: The present study finds out that the entrepreneurial leadership have a significant role to enhance the knowledge management initiative in the organization and also find out that organizational trust have great impact as a moderator between the entrepreneurial leadership and successful implementation of knowledge management practices in the organization.

Value/Implications: This paper provided a new insights for research scholars, practitioners and also Govt. policy making department that how entrepreneurial leaders play a critical role in the advancement of the country. Limitations of this study and future research direction also discussed in the end.