Learning organization culture shows a strong and positive impact on organizational knowledge-creation practices

[Deutscher Titel: Eine Kultur der Lernenden Organisation hat einen starken und positiven Einfluss auf organisationale Wissenserzeugungspraktiken (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

Ji Hoon Song
The effects of learning organization culture on the practices of human knowledge-creation: an empirical research study in Korea
International Journal of Training and Development, Volume 12 Issue 4, Pages 265 – 281

ABSTRACT: This research aims to identify the influence of learning organization culture on the practices of organizational knowledge-creation. Actionable knowledge-creation practices are put forward as a variable in preference to the learning process itself because they may be more closely related to the achievement of individual and/or organizational performance improvement. Learning organization culture is defined in terms of the seven dimensions of the learning organization established by Watkins and Marsick and their questionnaire based on these dimensions is adapted for the present study. In order to measure knowledge-creation practices, the knowledge conversion theory of Nonaka and Takeuchi was applied. Confirmatory factor analysis and measurement of internal consistency analyses were used to examine the psychometric properties of the instruments. Multivariate analyses were utilized for measuring the influential relations between variables. The results indicate that the proposed structural model is a valid concept in the Korean context for the purposes of the present research. Learning organization culture shows a strong and positive impact on organizational knowledge-creation practices. Conclusions and implications are discussed.

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