Universal Journal of Management Vol. 5(12), pp. 563 - 569
DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2017.051203
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Dependence of Knowledge Management on Organizational Characteristics


Quang Linh Huynh 1,*, Nguyen Van Nguyen 2
1 School of Economics and Law, Tra Vinh University, Vietnam
2 Resource Development Institute, Tra Vinh University, Vietnam

ABSTRACT

Organizational structure and organizational culture are factors forming organizational characteristics, which are determinants of knowledge management. Prior research has explored the influence of organizational structure and organizational culture on the management of knowledge; however none of them have evaluated the relative importance of organizational culture and structure to the management of knowledge. The current project attempts to re-investigate the relations of the knowledge management with organizational structure and culture by using the multiple linear regressions. Especially, it applies the analytic hierarchy procedure to rank the comparative significance between organizational structure and organizational culture to the knowledge management. The data for analyses was obtained from 101 publicly listed firms in Vietnamese Stock Exchanges. The findings provide statistically significant evidence on the influences of organizational culture and structure on the knowledge management and the influential levels are different. This research makes some contributions. For theoretical aspect, the findings offer new evidence on the relative importance between organizational structure and organizational culture to the knowledge management that is organizational culture more important than organizational structure in boosting the implementation of knowledge management in business. On practical aspect, the empirical findings will help executives come to better decisions in the management of knowledge conditional on kinds of organizational characteristics.

KEYWORDS
Knowledge Management, Organizational Characteristics, Comparative Impact

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[1] Quang Linh Huynh , Nguyen Van Nguyen , "Dependence of Knowledge Management on Organizational Characteristics," Universal Journal of Management, Vol. 5, No. 12, pp. 563 - 569, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2017.051203.

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Quang Linh Huynh , Nguyen Van Nguyen (2017). Dependence of Knowledge Management on Organizational Characteristics. Universal Journal of Management, 5(12), 563 - 569. DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2017.051203.