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Information culture: exploration of differing values and attitudes to information in organisations

Information culture: exploration of differing values and attitudes to information in organisations Purpose – The purpose of this article is to explore the concept of information culture, and to demonstrate its utility when considering information management in organisations. Design/methodology/approach – Case studies were conducted of organisations with similar functions, located in regions likely to have different cultural dimensions. Findings – The findings show that different values and attitudes to information are influencing factors of the information culture in the organisations studied. Practical implications – Knowledge and understanding of the features of information culture will assist with addressing the challenges of organisational information management in this globalised age. Originality/value – This research adds to the body of knowledge about information culture, in particular national dimensions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Documentation Emerald Publishing

Information culture: exploration of differing values and attitudes to information in organisations

Journal of Documentation , Volume 64 (3): 23 – Apr 25, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0022-0418
DOI
10.1108/00220410810867588
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to explore the concept of information culture, and to demonstrate its utility when considering information management in organisations. Design/methodology/approach – Case studies were conducted of organisations with similar functions, located in regions likely to have different cultural dimensions. Findings – The findings show that different values and attitudes to information are influencing factors of the information culture in the organisations studied. Practical implications – Knowledge and understanding of the features of information culture will assist with addressing the challenges of organisational information management in this globalised age. Originality/value – This research adds to the body of knowledge about information culture, in particular national dimensions.

Journal

Journal of DocumentationEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 25, 2008

Keywords: Information media; Organizational culture; Information management; Records management

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