Transformational Leadership Influence on Follower Performance through Upward Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning

Ali Osman Uymaz


This article analyzes the direct and indirect effects of transformational leadership on follower performance through upward knowledge management and organizational learning. The research has been carried out in a company that has formed learning organization teams for organizational growth. 247 employees have participated in this study. After applying a confirmatory factor analysis to the scales used in the research, the relationship among research variables has been analyzed by using the structural equation model (SEM). The results of the research has determined that: a) transformational leadership has a positive effect on follower performance through upward knowledge management and organizational learning; b) upward knowledge management does not only directly and positively impact follower performance but also has a positive but indirect effect through organizational learning; c) organizational learning has a direct and positive effect on follower performance.


Knowledge management, organizational learning, transformational leadership.

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