Conceptual Model for Assessing Knowledge Culture

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, University of Tehran, Iran


The study aimed at presenting an appropriate framework for designing & implementing knowledge management projects within research & knowledge-based organizations while focusing on the knowledge culture. First, the available literature was reviewed & the influential indices & factors regarding the knowledge culture were extracted. Then, a conceptual model for evaluating the knowledge culture was designed. Finally, in order to measure the validity of the test instrument, expert judgment & interview were employed. To measure the validity of the data-gathering instrument, a questionnaire was distributed to the researchers & employees at the central library of the University of Tehran. It was examined through content validity & factorial analysis. To assess the reliability of the instrument, internal consistency & Cronbach alpha were considered. The results of the evaluation revealed a significance relationship between & among all the factors under the study. This confirmed high internal consistency of several dimensions of the questionnaire. Obtaining a Cronbach alpha coefficient of more than 0.7 also pointed to the reliability of the instrument.


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