Toward a Revisited Organizational and Social Perspective of Knowledge Utilization: Contributions from the Organizational Theory

By Omar Belkhodja.

Published by The Organization Collection

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The paper refines the organizational perspective of the study of knowledge utilization and points out the usefulness of concepts inspired from the organizational theory to explain knowledge utilization. A model analyzing the knowledge utilization ladder is introduced. Propositions leading to a better understanding of how knowledge utilization takes place are derived from the model.

Keywords: Research Utilization, Knowledge, Absorptive Capacity, Learning

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp.39-58. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.314MB).

Dr. Omar Belkhodja

Assistant Professor of Management, Management, Marketing and Public Administration Department, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

My teaching interests are varied and focus on these areas: organizational strategy, international business/international management, organizational behavior, human resource management and knowledge management. Research interests include: Foreign Direct Investment mechanisms in developing countries, knowledge management inside organizations, knowledge utilization and transfer/knowledge management, strategies of innovation and technology transfer in SMEs, organizational behavior and collaboration between university, industry and government. I published several articles in journals such as Science Communication, Social Science and Medecine and Scientometrics.

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