Integrating the Cultural Perspective into Two Knowledge Management Frameworks

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  • Title: Integrating the Cultural Perspective into Two Knowledge Management Frameworks
  • Author(s): Jamie O'Brien
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Organization Studies
  • Journal Title: Knowledge Management: An International Journal
  • Keywords: Knowledge Management, Culture, Integrated Framework, Unitas, Knowledge Assessment Framework
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 2327-7998 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-9249 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7998/CGP/v17i01/21-35
  • Citation: O'Brien, Jamie. 2017. "Integrating the Cultural Perspective into Two Knowledge Management Frameworks." Knowledge Management: An International Journal 17 (1): 21-35. doi:10.18848/2327-7998/CGP/v17i01/21-35.
  • Extent: 15 pages

Abstract

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.