The aim of this paper is to understand the role of organizational capabilities in knowledge management (KM) success pattern and how KM initiatives can be designed for organizational success.
The authors adopted a qualitative, descriptive case study research design to study the complex contextual issue of organizational capabilities and its role in KM success of information technology companies.
Findings of the study indicate that success of KM is not only bound by its processes but also by key infrastructure which can either promote or inhibit KM. To realize KM success, infrastructure capabilities have to be supported by knowledge process capabilities and vice versa.
Future research can continue to examine organizational capabilities from the perspective of teams or business units in contrast to the organization.
This paper adds valuable empirical insights from Indian standpoint to the existing KM literature concerning preconditions of success and failure of KM initiatives in companies.
Pandey, S., Dutta, A. and Nayak, A. (2018), "Organizational capabilities and knowledge management success: a quartet of case studies", Kybernetes, Vol. 47 No. 1, pp. 222-238. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-01-2017-0041Download as .RIS
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