Sources of Knowledge Acquisition by U. S. Managers: An Empirical Analysis
Jaideep Motwani (Grand Valley State University, USA), Pradeep Gopalakrishna (Pace University, USA) and Ram Subramanian (Grand Valley State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2003
Questionnaire surveys of 156 U.S. managers are used to study knowledge acquisition behaviors. The study specifically examined the relationship among perceived accessibility, perceived task complexity, and the information-gathering behavior of U.S. managers. One of the major conclusions resulting from this study is that the accessibility of an information source, and not the perceived complexity of the task at hand, influences the choice of source used. Other study results are discussed and implications are offered for practicing managers. In addition, a knowledge management framework based on perspectives of the various management disciplines is also presented.