Exploring the Failure Factors of Implementing Knowledge Management System in the Organizations

Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 6 , May 2005

10 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2012

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Peyman Akhavan

Malek Ashtar University of Technology

Mostafa Jafari

Iran University of Science and Technology

Mohammad Fathian

Iran University of Science and Technology

Date Written: December 12, 2012

Abstract

Nowadays organizations have realized the importance of knowledge and knowledge management. The organizations know that machines, equipments, and building cannot count as the most important properties of the organizations. It is clear that the most important property of every organization is organizational knowledge and correct management on it will cause core competencies for the organization and also victory against the competitors. Of course knowledge and knowledge management both are important for an organization, but are all knowledge management efforts in the organizations successful? If knowledge management efforts fail in an organization, what are the main failure factors of this phenomenon?

This paper is to answer this question by analyzing through a failed case study in implementing knowledge management system.

Keywords: knowledge management systems, organizational culture, knowledge management failure, management support

Suggested Citation

Akhavan, Peyman and Jafari, Mostafa and Fathian, Mohammad, Exploring the Failure Factors of Implementing Knowledge Management System in the Organizations (December 12, 2012). Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 6 , May 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2188273

Peyman Akhavan (Contact Author)

Malek Ashtar University of Technology ( email )

Tehran
Iran

Mostafa Jafari

Iran University of Science and Technology ( email )

Tehran
Iran

Mohammad Fathian

Iran University of Science and Technology

Tehran
Iran

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