The intriguing art of knowledge management and its relation to learning organizations

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dc.contributor.author Karkoulian, Silva
dc.contributor.author Messarra, Leila Canaan
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-11T06:39:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-11T06:39:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-05-11
dc.identifier.issn 1367-3270 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3757 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The goal of this research is to empirically assess whether knowledge management (KM) and learning organizations (LO) are distinct concepts and if so, to test whether KM enhances LO more or vice versa. Design/methodology/approach – The authors propose an approach by which they first empirically assess the independence of those two concepts, then KM's fundamental processes, being knowledge acquisition, sharing, and utilization, are hypothesized to have a positive relationship with the different LO dimensions. Retail business employees working in organizations in Lebanon were surveyed. KM processes were first designated as dependent variables and then as independent variables. Bartlett's test, Pearson correlation, factor analysis, and regression analysis were used to test the hypothesis. Findings – The results indicated that the two dimensions LO and KM are distinct and that KM enhances LO more than LO enhances KM. Practical implications – This research extends the impact of knowledge management to include informal processes. It provides empirical evidence that managers should seek to implement formal and informal knowledge management processes into their organizational culture to enable a dynamic learning environment. Originality/value – This research is significant in that up to this point the relationship between KM and LO has been posited and supported through anecdotal evidence and observation. This research provides empirical evidence of the relationship and forms the basis for further study in this area. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The intriguing art of knowledge management and its relation to learning organizations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198203940 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198629030 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Management Studies (MNGT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Knowledge Management en_US
dc.journal.volume 17 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 511-526 en_US
dc.keywords Knowledge management en_US
dc.keywords Knowledge acquisition en_US
dc.keywords Knowledge sharing en_US
dc.keywords Knowledge utilization en_US
dc.keywords Learning organizations en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JKM-03-2013-0102 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Karkoulian, S., Canaan Messarra, L., & McCarthy, R. (2013). The intriguing art of knowledge management and its relation to learning organizations. Journal of Knowledge Management, 17(4), 511-526. en_US
dc.author.email skarkoul@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email lmasara@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JKM-03-2013-0102 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6513-3483 en_US

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