A Study on the Relationship between Organizational Culture and Knowledge Management in View of the Staff of Deputy of Research and Technology Ministry of Health and Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant professor, Department of scientometrics, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Tehran, Iran

2 Master of Knowledge and Information Sciences, Deputy of Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD student in Information and Knowledge Management, School of education & Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.


Objectives: This study was conducted for the purpose of assessing the relationship between organizational culture and knowledge management based from the Undersecretary for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Education staffs’ point of view.
Methods: This study was a survey. Main data of this research has been collected with using close ended questionnaire (standard researcher made) and the Likert scale was used for each variable. Study population includes 76 personnel from the Undersecretary for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education having Bachelor’s degree, Master’s, PhD and Doctor of Medicine. After the inclusion and exclusion criteria, a total of 64 participants were finally selected. Data analysis was done by SPSS18.The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test has done in order to normality measuring data and the hypotheses were examed by the Spearman correlation coefficient test, also the Friedman test was used to ranking variables.
Results: Results showed that in order to attain a successful knowledge management, organization’s culture should be recognized. There is a significant relationship between organizational culture and knowledge management. By Friedman test, we came to the conclusion that an organization’s identity has been given the highest priority and has gained the best status among the organization’s cultural components while the Innovation variable has obtained the lowest rank and this point to the fact that in the current situation, Innovation within the organization is considered not desirable.


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