An Examination of the Influence of Organizational Structure Types and Management Levels on Knowledge Management Practices in Organizations

Jen S. Steiger, Khalid Ait Hammou, Md Hasan Galib

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference between organizational structure types, andmanagement levels, in terms of perceived levels of knowledge management practices within organizations. Datawere collected from a sample of 155 individuals employed in San Diego County by way of a web-based survey,and were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results of the study indicate that the knowledgemanagement practices of knowledge transfer, information filtering, and knowledge culture are influenced byorganizational structure type. According to the study, knowledge sharing training is not significantly influencedby organizational structure type. Furthermore, the results of the study indicate there is no significant influence ofmanagement level on the knowledge management practices of knowledge transfer, information filtering,knowledge-sharing training, and knowledge culture. In summary, the results of this study solidify the assertionthat organizational structure types do influence knowledge management practices.


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