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vazife Z, tavakoli F. Assessing the association of Organizational Cultures ' Dimensions and Knowledge Management in Health Care Educational Organizations. jhosp. 2015; 14 (2) :139-146
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5272-en.html
1- , Tavakoli23@pgs.usb.ac.ir
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Background: Knowledge management plays an imperative role in the success of organizations. Many factors such as organizational culture affected on knowledge management. Therefore, this study aims at investigating the association between dimensions of organizational culture with knowledge management.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive analytical study was conducted in 2013. Three hundred twenty two employees of three hospitals related to the Zahedan University of Medical Sciences selected through a stratified-randomized sampling. Standard instrument of organizational culture and a self-designed questionnaire of knowledge management were used for data collection. Collected data was analyzed using SPSS version 18 by descriptively and inferential statistics methods.

Results: study results indicated that there was a positive and significant association between organizational culture and knowledge management. Also, results on other objectives pointed out a positive and significant association among dimensions of organizational culture (clan, market, adhocracy) and knowledge management. There was a negative and significant relation between organizational bureaucratic culture and knowledge management.

Conclusion: Organizational culture is one of the most important tools of a successful implementation of knowledge management in organizations. Modifications of organizational culture in health care teaching hospitals of Zahedan University of medical sciences should be set towards establishing knowledge management considering organizational tribe culture and organizational adhocracy culture more than other cultures.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: سایر
Received: 2014/05/19 | Accepted: 2015/05/13 | Published: 2015/08/19

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