Integrating the Cultural Perspective into Two Knowledge Management Frameworks

By Jamie O'Brien.

Published by Knowledge Management: An International Journal

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The majority of knowledge management (KM) literature is based on, and relates to, western and Japanese business environments and related assumptions. Some more general KM studies based on Chinese organisations have taken place; however, there is a lack of in-depth work that is grounded in culture. This paper seeks to discuss aspects of KM within Chinese organisations while also exploring the role of culture and how it affects KM where the people-to-people relationships are likely to be influenced by the prevailing culture. More specifically, this paper seeks to integrate cultural aspects into two existing Knowledge Management Frameworks.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Culture, Integrated Framework, Unitas, Knowledge Assessment Framework

Knowledge Management: An International Journal, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp.21-35. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 13, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 959.891KB)).

Dr. Jamie O'Brien

Associate Professor, Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics, St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, USA