عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The importance of culture in knowledge creation is because a great deal of knowledge has been learned as a culture from previous generations. Therefore, organizations need to examine organizational culture before undertaking knowledge management. If an organization understands its type of culture, it can consider the degree of appropriateness between its knowledge management practices and the culture for a specific business environment. the purpose of this article is to investigate the impact of different organizational cultures based on Cameroon and Queen's Competitive Values Framework on knowledge creation process in Kermanshah Public Libraries.
Methodology: This study is descriptive based on the purpose of data collection and on the way of data collection. The study population was 87 managers and staff of Kermanshah General Department and Public Libraries. Based on the Krejcie and Morgan table, the sample size was 70 people. 51% (73%) answered the questionnaire. Data collection was done by library and field methods.
Findings: the results of regression analysis and t-test show that organizational culture has a significant impact on the development of knowledge creation process in Kermanshah public libraries. Also, organizational culture has a positive and significant effect on the process of socialization, externalization, composition and internalization of knowledge in these centers. Market culture the dominant culture in these centers is that it has a positive and meaningful impact on the composition of knowledge. The study of the status of knowledge conversion showed that it is oriented towards the socialization and externalization of knowledge. Path analysis results showed that market culture had a direct effect and indigenous culture, adhocrasi culture and hierarchical culture had an indirect effect on the knowledge creation process. Based on the results of path analysis, an experimental framework was presented.
Conclusion: Market culture is the dominant culture in public libraries. This is the kind of competitive and resultant culture. Leadership style is based on productive competition and strategic emphasis on competitive advantage and market superiority, so library compliance with the environment and adaptation to the needs of the organization are essential. On the other hand, it is about the process of creating knowledge to pay attention to the socialization and externalization of knowledge. This situation is consistent with Nonaka's and Tacuchi's theory, which emphasizes the importance of hidden knowledge in the process of knowledge creation, and that outsourcing is the main process of knowledge creation.