Selecting a Knowledge Management Strategy in a Research-Industrial Laboratory based on Dynamic Strategy

Document Type : Original Article


1 Islamic Azad University

2 M.s in EMBA. Knowledge Manager Hesa Company

3 University of Isfahan


Selecting an appropriate knowledge management strategy ensures that knowledge management system will be implemented successfully. Considering organizational factors and the dynamic nature of knowledge in organization, there is a need for choosing a dynamic knowledge management strategy. This study tries to select a knowledge management strategy in a research-industrial lab by focusing on dynamic approach to knowledge management strategizing. To this end, the most important factors affecting knowledge management strategizing are extracted from the related literature. The factors include organizational culture, business strategy, organizational structure, organizational knowledge level, human resources strategy, and the maturity of information technology system. By analyzing organizational culture, business strategy and organizational structure, the boundaries of the codification and personalization of knowledge management strategy are determined. Then, by measuring the level of knowledge creation processes according to Nonaka's model in the lab and evaluating the current human resources strategy and information technology, the final strategy is selected in order to balance the organization's tacit and explicit knowledge. Thus, the selected strategy is a dynamic knowledge management strategy. The results show that personalization strategy is the main and codification strategy is the complimentary strategy in the lab.


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