Knowledge Management Theory

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. Introduction hospitals in Egypthave embraced the concept of recruiting culturally diverse staff members. Consequently, managers in such hospitals have been forced to modify their management strategies in order to meet the needs of a multicultural organization. Hofstede (2010) intimated that management of multicultural organizations is multidimensional and managers ought to adapt more than one strategy to ensure that their organizations run smoothly. House and Javidan (2004) supported Hofstede’s idea when then they stated that leaders of multinational organizations tend to adopt a variety of strategies in managing a cultural diverse group.. The multifaceted nature of multicultural hospitals ofEgyptdemands that managers be able to acquire…show more content…
However, further theories will be studied in-depth as Organizational theory.
2.1 Knowledge Management Theory
Studies conducted by Porter (1996) indicate that system-based KM theory asserts that knowledge management is centered on the creation, storage, sharing, absorption, and utilization of information and knowledge that are effectively documented. This strategy is founded on the ability and to codify, store, and utilize available information. Studies indicate that information technology plays a vital role in a system-based approach of KM because it facilitates codification of information. As such, information technology has played a central part in the development of the practice of knowledge management in the hospital setting. Studies conducted by Kogut (1970) indicate that there are numerous occasions which have resulted in confusion between information technology and knowledge management simply because of the close relationship between the two concepts, which is highly influenced by the development of computers that form the basis of the system theory of knowledge management. Indeed, this is the reason for the formation of the system-based approach in knowledge management in the hospital, which deals with the use of technology to harness
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The Saudi Arabian culture is mainly Arabic in language and Islamic in religion. In reference to this, the Quran and Sunnah, which are the traditions of the Prophet, tend to form the country’s constitution, and impact the cultural sensibilities and daily behavior of its people. While logical thinking and innovation are guided by culture, technology and modern society (Balkhir, n.d), *this name doesn’t appear in the references.
The main problems experienced in knowledge management inEgyptare; limited strategic planning, lack of proactive education, limited information services and less commitment to professional development and training as listed by (Almutairi and McCarthy, 2012).
The basic knowledge components of a plan, for instance, a mental health plan inEgyptincludes the following. The first is the implementation timeline of the set mental health plan (Khudair & Bawden, 2007). Second, shifting and transferring resources and services from different organizations such as from the mental hospital to the community health facility (Saudi Arabia, 2012). The third is allocation of financial resources into the implementation process. Fourth, is the integration of the services offered in a mental health facility with those of primary care (Saudi Arabia,

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