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Journal:   JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (PAJOUHESHGAR)   WINTER 2010 , Volume 6 , Number 16; Page(s) 88 To 104.
 
Paper: 

DETERMINING AND PRIORITIZING MAIN FACTORS OF SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ORGANIZATION

 
Author(s):  VALHAMDI CHANGIZ*
 
* ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, SOUTH BRANCH
 
Abstract: 
In this article, according to careful theoretical and empirical study of diverse researchers and authors for main factors of successful implementation of knowledge management, we identified 12 major and minor factors. Based on these successful main factors and other related elements, a tool in the frame questionnaire for determining their importance and priority from the stand point of management experts was developed. Reliability and validity including structural validity by factor analysis were studied and confirmed by using statistical tests. Then the importance and priorities of these factors were analyzed. According this analysis leadership, support of executives and organizational culture was the most important successful factors and rewarding, motivating exampling bests (optimizing) were of least importance. The importance and ranking of these successful main factors set can be used as a guide for organizations in the country specially the small and medium sector for prioritizing and formulating knowledge management activities. In addition, researchers can use this tool for better realizing their activities related to knowledge management and developing models for expanding knowledge management area.
 
Keyword(s): SUCCESSFUL MAIN FACTORS, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, SMALL AND MEDIUM ORGANIZATION, FACTOR ANALYSIS
 
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