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Información tecnológica

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ECHEVERRI, Andrea; LOZADA, Nelson  and  ARIAS, José E.. Impact of Knowledge Management Practices on Organizational Creativity. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.1, pp.71-82. ISSN 0718-0764.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07642018000100071.

This paper studies how knowledge can be managed within the organizations to promote the generation of new and useful ideas. The aim of the paper is to show specific knowledge management practices that have impact on organizational creativity. Structural equations by the partial least squares method and bootstrap-percentile analysis to test the existence of mediation in a sample of 160 companies were used. It was found that continuous learning practices and management of individual skills of employees have significant impact on creativity, considered a source of competitive advantage and an indispensable element for the survival of organizations. Therefore, it was recognized that startup of knowledge management practices promotes an organizational environment, provides resources, and develops processes that promote organizational creativity and facilitate the process of innovation.

Keywords : organizational knowledge; knowledge management; organizational creativity; continuous learning; management skills.

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