Role of organisational culture for knowledge sharing in project environments Online publication date: Wed, 04-Nov-2009
by Mian M. Ajmal, Tauno Kekale, Kaj U. Koskinen
International Journal of Project Organisation and Management (IJPOM), Vol. 1, No. 4, 2009
Abstract: This article aims to look at the relationship between organisational culture and knowledge-sharing practices in a project work context. The key objectives for this exploration is to consider the significance of organisational culture within project-based companies and to determine how organisational culture can assure that effective knowledge-sharing activities would be a permanent phenomenon in projects. An online survey was conducted to collect the data from project and assistant managers. The study attempts to find out the impact of organisational culture on knowledge-sharing activities, i.e., it aids the practitioners in responding to unusual impediments related to knowledge-sharing practices in the quest for sustainable competitive advantage. The results show that organisational culture significantly (positively) correlates with the knowledge sharing in project-based companies. It is advocated that project managers should harmonise knowledge-sharing practices with organisational cultures in order for the practices to be supported and protected.
Online publication date: Wed, 04-Nov-2009
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