Learning culture and knowledge management processes: to what extent are they effectively related?

Susana Schmitz

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Abstract

In the contemporary context of high competitiveness between organizations, organizational learning culture and knowledge management (KM) have been considered key concepts in both academic and managerial settings. This study aims to provide empirical support for the relationship between organizational learning culture and knowledge management, specifically concerning the prediction of learning culture on KM processes. Data collection was carried out through questionnaires in 50 Portuguese manufacturing firms. Data was analyzed at the organizational level using standard multiple regressions. The results showed a significant and positive relationship between learning culture and KM practices. Concerning the two dimensions of learning culture, internal integration was the main predictor for KM formal practices, KM informal practices and strategic management of knowledge, whereas the external adaptation dimension was shown to predict only the strategic management of knowledge. The present study contributes to theoretical and empirical findings concerning the relationship between learning culture and knowledge management processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
JournalRevista de Psicologia del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Knowledge management
  • Learning culture
  • Organizational level of analysis

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