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Information culture: exploration of differing values and attitudes to information in organisations

Gillian Oliver (HATII, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 25 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to explore the concept of information culture, and to demonstrate its utility when considering information management in organisations.

Design/methodology/approach

Case studies were conducted of organisations with similar functions, located in regions likely to have different cultural dimensions.

Findings

The findings show that different values and attitudes to information are influencing factors of the information culture in the organisations studied.

Practical implications

Knowledge and understanding of the features of information culture will assist with addressing the challenges of organisational information management in this globalised age.

Originality/value

This research adds to the body of knowledge about information culture, in particular national dimensions.

Keywords

Citation

Oliver, G. (2008), "Information culture: exploration of differing values and attitudes to information in organisations", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 64 No. 3, pp. 363-385. https://doi.org/10.1108/00220410810867588

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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