Accession Number:

ADA500651

Title:

An Assessment of the Air Force Weather Agency's Readiness for Knowledge Management Initiatives

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The successful implementation of knowledge management KM initiatives requires a level of commitment and preparedness by the organization that is commensurate with the expected results. An organization must be willing to allocate the necessary resources to ensure its readiness to undertake new KM projects. The purpose of this study is to review the Air Force Weather Agencys organizational culture and measure its propensity for accepting KM initiatives. The study uses theory-based constructs to evaluate and assess the organizations people, culture, climate, processes, and attitudes as they relate to KM. The research was conducted using semi-structured interviews to elicit respondents views about KM practices. The study points toward a strong corollary relationship between the organizational environment and its readiness to embrace KM principles.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE