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Knowledge management for logistics service providers: the role of learning culture

Published on Apr 11, 2016in Industrial Management and Data Systems3.727
· DOI :10.1108/IMDS-06-2015-0262
Andrew L. Cooper1
Estimated H-index: 1
(AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology),
Joseph R. Huscroft6
Estimated H-index: 6
(AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsBenjamin T. Hazen23
Estimated H-index: 23
(UT: University of Tennessee)
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Abstract
Purpose – Knowledge management capabilities have proven to be key success factors for organizations within our increasingly information-based economy. Although knowledge management literature has a rich history, less is known about how an organization’s learning culture affects outcomes realized via knowledge management initiatives. Moreover, there is a dearth of understanding regarding how to successfully operationalize knowledge management activities in order to achieve performance in the dynamic logistics and supply chain management environment. Rooted in competence-based theory, the purpose of this paper is to examine the role that learning culture plays with regard to knowledge management capabilities, human capital, and organizational performance at logistics service providers. Design/methodology/approach – This study uses survey data from 448 managers and covariance based structural equation modeling to assess how knowledge management, learning culture, and human capital influence organizational pe...
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