Towards organisational excellence : exploring culture, information and organisational hierarchies

Burke, ME 2008, Towards organisational excellence : exploring culture, information and organisational hierarchies , in: IADIS International Conference Information Systems, 9-11 April 2008, Algarve, Portugal.

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This paper presents the cultural results of a three-year study into the concept of information fulfilment, and considers the impact of culture on levels of information fulfillment and how this can help to achieve organizational excellence. Ethnographic studies were undertaken within higher education institutions in four countries, by examining each organization’s shape and comparing it with the rate of achievement of information fulfilment. The social and symbolic meanings that underpinned the culture of information in the chosen institutions are presented here. The chosen cultural frameworks are presented followed by a section of “raw data” from the ethnographic field. Culture impacted significantly in all the studies, and each study had its own unique character and provided rich insights into the culture and contexts of the fields. The relationships between the cultures and the levels of information fulfilment are reported with a view to helping build KM systems that deliver higher levels of information fulfilment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 9789728924577
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Information Systems
Publisher: IADIS Digital Library
Refereed: No
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Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2009 09:53
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:18

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