The purpose of this article is to explore the concept of information culture, and to demonstrate its utility when considering information management in organisations.
Case studies were conducted of organisations with similar functions, located in regions likely to have different cultural dimensions.
The findings show that different values and attitudes to information are influencing factors of the information culture in the organisations studied.
Knowledge and understanding of the features of information culture will assist with addressing the challenges of organisational information management in this globalised age.
This research adds to the body of knowledge about information culture, in particular national dimensions.
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
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