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Cultural Barriers Between Organization and Knowledge Management


  • Gratiela Dana BOCA

    () (Technical University Cluj Napoca, North Center Baia Mare, Romania)

  • Lindita MUKAJ

    () (DAR, Durres, Albania)

  • Marsida VISKURTI

    () (Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania)


The article is about the Albanian’s organization culture influences and knowledge management barriers in the small and medium sized enterprises. Taking in consideration the internal and external environment of the SME’s the organization culture becomes a mediator between personal knowledge and organization knowledge. The article identifies the cultural barriers for the knowledge management as: differences between the manager’s actions, the apathy in the dissemination of knowledge, the over appreciation of the technology, the attitude upon the global market. The paper attempts to create a comprehensive model to discover relationship between the components of organizational culture and knowledge management in correlation with the cultural dynamic of a global market in a continuing movement. The foundation of the 21st organization needs a new type a new manufacture for future –MANU-FUTURE, a new organization when money and capital and technology are no longer the key elements, but the culture for activities in knowledge management can be critical and determination.

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  • Gratiela Dana BOCA & Lindita MUKAJ & Marsida VISKURTI, 2017. "Cultural Barriers Between Organization and Knowledge Management," North Economic Review, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Department of Economics and Physics, vol. 1(1), pages 273-284, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:clj:noecrw:v:1:y:2017:i:1:p:273-284

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    1. Ikujiro Nonaka, 1994. "A Dynamic Theory of Organizational Knowledge Creation," Organization Science, INFORMS, vol. 5(1), pages 14-37, February.
    2. Choi, Byounggu & Poon, Simon K. & Davis, Joseph G., 2008. "Effects of knowledge management strategy on organizational performance: A complementarity theory-based approach," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 235-251, April.
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    knowledge management; innovation; cultural barriers; organization culture;

    JEL classification:

    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • M15 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - IT Management
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes


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