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Organizational Knowledge Management: Enabling a Knowledge Culture

Organizational Knowledge Management: Enabling a Knowledge Culture
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Author(s): Steven Walczak (University of Colorado at Denver, USA)and Dale Zwart (Generation 21 Learning Systems, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch174
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


Many organizations are realizing the requirement for management of intellectual capital in today’s global and information intensive economy. Knowledge management initiatives that are not supported by management or that do not have a knowledge sharing business culture will produce sub-optimal results and may fail altogether. A knowledge sharing culture is created through both management practices and organizational structure. In this article, a “knowledge culture” structure is presented that promotes the sharing, utilization, and creation of knowledge for gaining organizational competitive advantage.

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