The Challenges of Knowledge Management Portals Application and Implementation: The Iranian Organizations Case Study
International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations 1 (2010) pp. 79-93
21 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2012
Date Written: December 12, 2012
This article aims to review, identify and prioritize challenge factors of the implementation of knowledge management portals for Iranian organizations. The study determines several important weakness factors affecting the implications of the knowledge management such as the weakness in organizational strategy, information overcrowd, content management, portals project management, etc. The study also indicates that the factors have different priorities where managerial factors are in the highest priority and financial factors are in the lowest priority. We also perform factor analysis to summarize seventeen factors into six issues: Financial and information security, Technology and management, Senior management support and strategy, Acceptance, User's motivation and culture, Project management, Change management and training.
Knowledge management portal is a brand new concept for Iranian organizations and it is hard to gather information from limited number of organizations or companies for applied knowledge management portals. The results of this study could be useful for knowledge management planners and managers in organizations and clear the prospects to deal with the challenges.
Keywords: Knowledge management, portal challenges, information technology, factor analysis
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