Accession Number:

ADA410648

Title:

Identifying Barriers to Knowledge Management in the US Military

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AUBURN UNIV AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-16

Pagination or Media Count:

422.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this dissertation is the identification of influence factors that act as barriers to implementing knowledge management KM in U.S. military organizations. The dissertation addressed four research questions 1 What are the managerial influences that act as barriers to the implementation of KM programs in the U.S. military 2 What are the resource influences that act as barriers to the implementation of KM programs in the U.S. military 3 What are the managerial influences that act as barriers to the implementation of KM programs in the U.S. military 4 How do managerial, resource, and environmental influences impact KM program implementation in U.S. military organizations The investigation was conducted using case study methodology. Six military organizations were studied and analyzed. A plethora of negative influences were identified and three influence process models a managerial, resource, and composite model are proposed. The key negative influences include lack of leadership educationcommitment functional stovepipe approaches to funding problem-solving lack of resources, especially funding negative impacts of service-level IT plans, and the inability to prove value to customers and leaders.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE