Do Organizational Memory and Information Technology Interact to Affect Organizational Information Needs and Provision?

Do Organizational Memory and Information Technology Interact to Affect Organizational Information Needs and Provision?

Mohamed El Louadi (University of Tunis, Tunisia) and Imen Tounsi (University of Sousse, Tunisia)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/jkm.2008100102
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Abstract

The results reported in this chapter were obtained through the study of 43 work-units belonging to five business firms in a large group of Tunisian companies. Using the declarative, procedural and judgmental dimensions of organizational memory, interaction effects were detected between IT and organizational memory. Analyses of the data support the view that storage technologies interact with declarative memory contributing to reduce organizational information needs. But, contrary to expectations, storage technologies interact negatively with declarative memory on information provision. Furthermore, network technologies interact negatively with judgmental memory on information provision. These results raise issues that have been rarely encountered in the literature.

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