Int. J. of Knowledge Management Studies   »   2018 Vol.9, No.1



Title: Influence of organisational culture dimensions on knowledge management processes in higher educational institutions


Authors: Gantasala Venugopal Prabhakar; P. Ramesh Reddy; Larisa A. Savinkina; Swapna Bhargavi Gantasala; Sailaja Ankireddy


New York Institute of Technology, New York, 11568-8000, USA
Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science, Madanapalle, 517325, India
Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, 690090, Russia
New York Institute of Technology, New York, 11568-8000, USA
Aditya College of Engineering, Madanapalle, 517325, India


Abstract: Knowledge management processes result from interaction among organisational members and organisational interactions with its environment. Organisational culture provides the social context in which these interactions contribute to knowledge management processes in the organisation. Culture influences KM processes and presents several challenges to the success of KM processes within the organisation. This study takes into consideration the influence of organisational culture dimensions on KM processes. The researchers have taken into consideration two higher educational institutions (HEIs) - one from India and another one from the USA. The two institutions have accredited programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. An attempt has been made to analyse the influence of various cultural dimensions on KM processes in these institutions that have different countries of origin. From the study, Organisational culture dimensions influence KM processes in HEIs. There are similarities and differences between the two HEIs considered for the study. These similarities and differences are presented in the conclusions.


Keywords: organisational culture dimensions; KM processes; HEIs; higher educational institutions.


DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2018.089693


Int. J. of Knowledge Management Studies, 2018 Vol.9, No.1, pp.51 - 71


Submission date: 03 Jun 2017
Date of acceptance: 28 Sep 2017
Available online: 05 Feb 2018



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