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Journal:   SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF   winter 2018 , Volume 9 , Number 4 (36) #m00585; Page(s) 68 To 85.
 
Paper: 

The impact of organizational culture on organizational wisdom regarding the mediating role of knowledge management (case study: Iranian Red Crescent Society)

 
 
Author(s):  SHOGHI BEHZAD*, Sholehkar Shima, SOLEIMANI SAMIRA
 
* Science and Research Azad University, Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 
Background: Today organizational wisdom can affect the knowledge management process in organizations because the wisdom of the organization is based on knowledge and experience. In addition, this phenomenon is tied to different cultural forms in organizations and is influenced by organizational cultures. This research aims to investigate the effect of organizational culture on organizational wisdom considering the mediating role of knowledge management in Iranian Red Crescent Society. Method: This quantitative study is practical according to the purpose and descriptivecorrelation in terms of data gathering. All employees of Red Crescent Society (714 people) were studied; about 256 people were selected by using Morgan table and stratified random sampling. Data were collected by three standard questionnaires including Denison organizational culture (2000), Lawson Knowledge Management (2003), and organizational wisdom by Brown and Green (2006). Then the collected data described through mean, standard deviation, etc. using SPSS-21. In addition, data statistical inference was carried out through structural equation modeling with use of LISREL-v8. 80. However, the reliability, convergent validity, and divergent validity were investigated. Path coefficient and significant coefficients were used to examine the research hypotheses. Findings: The results showed that the proportionality of the proposed model was appropriate with regard to the components of the research and organizational culture had an impact both on organizational wisdom (0. 41) and on knowledge management (0. 38). Moreover, knowledge management had an impact on organizational wisdom (0. 42) and finally, organizational culture had an impact on organizational wisdom with the mediating role of knowledge management (0. 57). Conclusion: The organizational culture of employees should be strengthened and knowledge should be shared among them in order to achieve the appropriate organizational wisdom among the employees of Red Crescent Society because the causes of organizational wisdom rooted in factors such as participation, creativity, and flexibility.
 
Keyword(s): organizational culture,organizational wisdom,knowledge management
 
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