Keywords : Culture

The study of effective factors in the implementation of knowledge management: A case study of Hormozgan Steel Company

Tayeb Dehghani; Hesamaddin Kamalzadeh

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2016, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 4-14
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2016.60198

Today, one of the most important and valuable capitals in any organization is knowledge. Rapid changes and high growth of knowledge and information lead any organization to concentrate its effort on knowledge management to improve organizational abilities. Therefore, studying effective factors in the implementation of knowledge management is of great importance from cultural, structural, and technological aspects. This research is applicable in terms of goal and is a descriptive survey in terms of data collection. The statistical population consisted of 600 official employees of Hormozgan Steel Company which 234 of them were selected as sample through stratified random sampling and Cochran Formula. A questionnaire was used for data collection. The results indicated that the mentioned company suffers from lack of implementation of knowledge management in terms of culture aspect but in terms of two other aspects, i.e. technology and organizational structure, knowledge management establishment is in good condition.

Cultural background of governance style and quality in Turkey: An introduction

Murat Ertugrul

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2015, Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 484-492
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2015.60325

Governance is a term that has gained popularity and has been used by academics and institutions such as UN, IMF and World Bank since 1990s. The term may be defined in a broad manner as "the processes of interaction and decision-making among the parties involved in a collective problem”. There are different governance perspectives for different aims. Corporate governance, for example, consists of the processes, customs, policies, laws, and institutions affecting the way people direct, administer or control a corporation. Corporate governance may play an important role especially for the developing countries. They need capital inflows that is affected by sound corporate governance considerably. Turkey is one of the most highlighted emerging economies. In practice, there are some shortcomings in corporate governance compliance in Turkey. In this study, it is aimed to go further than current literature done towards cultural and historical roots which has potentially big impact on the present understanding and compliance of corporate governance in Turkey. The main tool adopted for this aim is closing the gap between respectable studies on the cultural roots of economic understanding of Turkey and studies on corporate governance in Turkey. This paper is presented to share first impressions of this effort.