A Survey of the Relationship between Organizational Memory and Organizational Learning in Public Organizations of Kerman

  •  Zeinab Toulabi    
  •  Mehdi Dehghani    
  •  Hamid Reza Al Taha    


Today, organizations and corporations are coming to view their current and generated knowledge as the main capital and attempt to collect and retain such knowledge. Especially by geographical expansion of the organizations and utilizing computerized networks and distributed databases, the role of knowledge management is more crucial than ever. Unfortunately, a major part of organizational implicit knowledge, as its most important type of knowledge, is lost or neglected gradually due to lack of necessary attention and proper storage. To alleviate such problems, organizational memory systems have been introduced as active computerized systems to organize current knowledge in organizations through active and informed collecting, retaining and redistributing it among the right people at the right time. The present study aims at investigating the relationship between organizational memory and organizational learning among employees of public organizations in Kerman. The population consists of all the 3119 employees of public organizations in Kerman. To acquire the sample, stratified systematic sampling method and Cochran formula were applied and 342 employees were selected. To analyze the data, descriptive and referential statistical methods as well as Spearman test were utilized. The instruments included Organizational memory and organizational learning standard questionnaires. Research findings indicated that there is a significant relationship between organizational memory and organizational learning.

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