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Studying the effect of components of organizational culture on knowledge management in educational-treatment hospitals of Kerman: 2012

Authors: Naime Pourtaheri and Mohamad Reza Aalaee

Int J Med Res Health Sci.34-38 | pdf PDF Full Text

ABSTRACT
Knowledge management is one of the great achievements of the information and knowledge age. Research shows
that the most important factor in the success of knowledge is knowledge-based culture. Therefore, it is necessary to
examine the impact of organizational culture on knowledge management; the aim of this study is to examine the
impact of organizational culture elements on knowledge management in educational-treatment hospitals in Kerman.
This descriptive, cross-sectional and applied study was carried out in 2012 in educational-treatment hospitals of
Kerman. Statistical universe included all administrative and Para-clinical staff of educational-treatment hospitals;
of them, 258 ones were selected using random cluster sampling method. Data was collected through questionnaires
and was analyzed using anova, t-Test ,Pearson correlation and spss statistical software. most studied subjects
considered status of organizational culture average (average score: 3.09). The highest score was related to the
component “adapt ability culture” with average score of 3.24,and the lowest was related to “collaboration culture”
with average score of 2.97. Knowledge management was also in poor condition with average score of 2.76. Finally,
a statistically significant relationship was obtained between organizational culture and knowledge management
with a correlation coefficient of r=0/56; therefore, as organizational culture increases, knowledge management
increases too, and all organizational culture components affect knowledge management. organizational culture was
in average condition and knowledge management was in poor condition. Concerning a statistically significant
relationship between organizational culture and knowledge management, it can be concluded that it will result in
successful changes in hospitals and will help mangers make a systematic prediction of change priorities and codify
strategies to perform management techniques and processes successfully.
Keywords: organizational culture, collaboration culture, compatibility culture, mission culture, adaptability culture,
knowledge management

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