A cluster analysis of the KM field

Rezazadeh Mehrizi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology | 2009

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1108/00251740910960123
  3. Publisher: 2009
  4. Abstract:
  5. Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to review the knowledge management literature from a content-related perspective using cluster analysis. Design/methodology/approach: A critical analysis of previous review articles in KM provided a conceptual framework with nine dimensions. A survey was then administered to 120 KM authors asking them to review which dimensions they considered in their own research. Findings: Three clusters of KM research were identified as follows: the socialization school, the collaboration school, and the codification school. Research limitations/implications: The study does not consider the dimension of strategic versus operational KM issues nor does it consider any non-Anglophonic research. Practical implications: The three identified clusters accrued from the review provide both scholars and practitioners with a more holistic perspective and better understanding of the main thrusts of their KM initiatives. Original/value: The research is the first systematic and comprehensive review of KM that provides a cluster analysis approach. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  6. Keywords:
  7. Cluster analysis ; Knowledge management ; Literature
  8. Source: Management Decision ; Volume 47, Issue 5 , 2009 , Pages 792-805 ; 00251747 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/00251740910960123/full/html