عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: The aim of this research was to study the main cultural barriers in establishing KM in Academic-Libraries.
Method: Method of research was descriptive. Primary data gathered using a questionnaire. And secondary compiled by library survey. The statistical population including all of the librarians of Tabriz-University and the Medical- Sciences-University-of-Tabriz. In this research, the cultural-barriers were independent variables and the dependent variable was knowledge management.
Findings of Research: The results of this study indicate that the average of all variables is moderate to high, which indicates that each of these variables as there are cultural-barriers to knowledge-management" in organizations. The dependent variable of knowledge-management is also less than average. This represents a significant inverse relationship between each of the components is the cultural-barriers to knowledge-management. Our findings also showed that the bivariate relationships between cultural-barriers and the establishment of knowledge-management in Tabriz-University-of-Medical-Sciences there was a significant inverse relationship. The results of stepwise-regression analysis revealed that among the factors in Tabriz-University also cultural-barriers only variable affecting the index variable resistance to change has been the establishment of knowledge management. The results of stepwise-regression analysis revealed that through cultural-barriers in Tabriz-University-of-Medical-Sciences only variable affecting knowledge-management, is lack of appropriate reward system.
Originality: Despite the great amount of researches in knowledge-management especially with its establishment in academic-libraries and their emphasize on the importance of cultural-factors in the process, there is no independent research about cultural-barriers of knowledge-management in the libraries, thus this filling the gap can be considered as its originality.