Revisiting the Organizational Perspective of Knowledge Utilization: Contributions of the Firm’s Absorptive Capacity and Social Integration Mechanisms

By Omar Belkhodja and Egide Karuranga.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Knowledge utilization is the field of research concerned with factors that explain the utilization of scientific and technical knowledge by decision-makers and those in professional practices. While this research field is expanding rapidly under pressure by the public at large, numerous studies in the field have analyzed the phenomenon from an individual stance without emphasizing the contribution of organizational social mechanisms to the success of the different stages of the knowledge utilization process. The organizational perspective of knowledge utilization is revisited by stressing its role and individual learning components in the generation of a more embedded organizational learning that will ultimately contribute to the firm’s strategic renewal.

Keywords: Knowledge Utilization, Absorptive Capacity, Organizational Learning

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp.161-168. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 624.619KB).

Dr. Omar Belkhodja

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

Dr. Belkhodja is assistant professor of management at American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. His teaching interests are varied and focus on these areas: Organizational Strategy, International Business/International Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and Knowledge Management. His research interests include: Foreign Direct Investment mechanisms in developing countries, knowledge management inside organizations, strategies of innovation and technical transfer in SMEs, organizational behavior and collaboration between university, industry and government. He has published several articles in referred journals such as Science Communication, Social Science and Medecine and Scientometrics.

Dr. Egide Karuranga

Assistant Professor, School of Business, Laval University, Quebec, Quebec, Canada


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