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The Impact of Organisational Bureaucracy on the Determinants of Knowledge Acquisition

Politis, John D. (2005). The Impact of Organisational Bureaucracy on the Determinants of Knowledge Acquisition. In: Remenyi, D. 6th European Conference on Knowledge Management 2005 (ECKM 2005), Limerick, Ireland, 8-9 September 2005.

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Author Politis, John D.
Title The Impact of Organisational Bureaucracy on the Determinants of Knowledge Acquisition
Conference Name 6th European Conference on Knowledge Management 2005 (ECKM 2005)
Conference Location Limerick, Ireland
Conference Dates 8-9 September 2005
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Knowledge Management: ECKM 2005
Editor Remenyi, D.
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Conferences Limited
Publication Year 2005
ISBN 9781905305070   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 459
End Page 467
Total Pages 9
Field of Research 1503 - Business and Management
Abstract The objective of this paper is to empirically investigate through an industry survey, the impact of organisational bureaucracy on the determinants of knowledge acquisition. The results show that a pyramidical structure has a significant negative effect on the determinants of knowledge acquisition and, by extension, obstruct employees in transferring knowledge from one person to another through sharing experience, dialogue discussions, know-how 'exteriorisation' and teaching. The findings also indicate that a less bureaucratic organisational structure serves as a catalyst to knowledge creation and sharing through its effect on the dimensions of communication/problem understanding, organisation/liberal arts, and negotiation/knowledge.
Keyword knowledge acquisition
knowledge worker
organisational bureaucracy
organisational structure
self-managing teams
 
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