An Application of Factor Analysis for Change Resolution: The Preliminaries of Knowledge Management Establishment

By Mostafa Jafari, Peyman Akhavan and Jalal Rezaee Nour.

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Based on review of recent literature, this paper has identified major factors of change program during KM adoption through an Iranian real case study in petrochemical industries. For this purpose the questionnaires were applied and then analyzed by statistical methods. The results discussed various perspectives from the point of both change management and knowledge management, and provided a regression model for showing critical issues of subject.
This study provides an integrated perspective of critical issues for change management during KM adoption in the petrochemical industry. It gives valuable information and guidelines that hopefully will help the leaders to manage the change efforts and consider critical issues during knowledge management establishment in the organization.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Change Management, Factor Analysis, Petrochemical Industry, Iran

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp.89-102. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 693.218KB).

Dr. Mostafa Jafari

Assistant professor, Industrial Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Dr. Mustafa Jafari an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering Department in Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, with B.E. in mechanical and M.E. in productivity and PhD in Industrial Engineering from I.I.T. Delhi. Working in area of strategic planning, business process reengineering, knowledge management, with more that 20 research paper and five books in area of industrial engineering.

Dr Peyman Akhavan

Assistant professor, Management and Industrial Engineering Department, Maleke Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Dr. Peyman Akhavan, faculty of management and industrial engineering department, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, received his M.S.c and PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran. His research interests are in Knowledge Management, Business Process Reengineering, Information Technology, and Strategic Planning. He has published 1 book and has more than 25 reseach papers in different conferences and journals.

Jalal Rezaee Nour

PHD student, Industrial Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Jalal Rezaee Nour received his M.S.c degree in Industrial Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran in 2004, and currently is Ph.D. student in the same university. His research interests are in Performance Measurement, Knowledge Management, Information Technology, Decision Making and Multivariate Data Analysis. He is publishing one book and has more than 7 papers in different conferences and journals.

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