Knowledge Management: An Integrated Approach

By Prabhakar Venugopal Gantasala, Swapna Bhargavi Gantasala and Krishna Naik Chanda Naikgari.

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Knowledge management hitherto has been researched extensively for its growing importance in influencing organizational performance. However research has been in areas such as KM enablers, KM processes and performance taken in isolation. The authors here have made an attempt to integrate these components and study their influence on organizational performance. The relationship between KM enablers such as organizational structure, culture and informational technologies, along with KM processes has been probed. Also of interest to the researchers was the relation between KM processes and organizational creativity. The impact of KM was ascertained using various measures.
Evidence from the study undertaken is indicative of the relation between organizational creativity and knowledge management. Harnessing KM potential within it has been found is beneficial for achieving strategic objectives of any organization. KM processes it has also been found can be predicted by the type of culture and organizational culture existing in the organization. It is also found from the study that technology has an impact on knowledge management. This study provides the basis for a theoretical model that integrates KM influencers and opens avenues for further research and application for the industry.

Keywords: Knowledge Creation, Enablers, Organizational Structure, Organizational Culture, Organizational Creativity, Information Technology

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp.11-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.214MB).

Dr. Prabhakar Venugopal Gantasala

Professor, Department of Management Studies, New York Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Amman, Jordan

I have fourteen years experience of working with different Business Schools in teaching, research and consultancy. I have been conferred with the Prof.K.Venkat Reddy gold medal in MBA for the batch 1992-1994 by S.K. University. I have been awarded with Doctor of Philosophy in Management for my dissertation titled Organizational Culture and Network Embeddedness. I possess to my credit a bachelors degree in law with Labor legislations as specialization. I have published five articles in different Journals and presented my research work in Human Resource Management, Knowledge Management, and Organizational Culture in various International Conferences including one in the International Colloquium on Business and Management, Bangkok. Have also undertaken consultancy work for the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Swapna Bhargavi Gantasala

Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management, Aurora’s P.G. College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

I started my career in Bank of America after my Master’s in Business Administration and then moved into teaching. I do have six years of experience in handling various electives for the MBA students. I am involved in extensive research and have to my credit presented five papers in International Conferences. A research paper tilted Antecedents of Knowledge Management Success has been published for the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. Currently I am pursuing my doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. C.N. Krishna Naik, Sri Krishnadevaraya University.

Krishna Naik Chanda Naikgari

S.K.University, India

Prof. C.N.Krishna Naik is professor at Sri Krishna Devaraya Institute of Management, Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Ananatapur for the last 26 years. He has guided 11 doctoral works and 10 M.Phil research works. He is to present papers at the Oxford Round Table Conference between 3rd Aug to 8th aug 2008. He has also presented papers at ICBM2007, Bangkok and at ICE2008, Malaysia.

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