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 of Documentation – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 25, 2008
Keywords: Information media; Organizational culture; Information management; Records management