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Diseño organizativo y knowledge performance: Un estudio empírico

Organizational design and knowledge performance. An empirical study

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doi: 10.3926/ic.2008.v4n3.p166-190

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The paper analyzes how the traditional variables that define a firm’s organizational structure (formalization, complexity, and centralization) influence knowledge performance (the degree to which a firm generates knowledge and uses it to reach a competitive advantage). Three hypotheses are tested using a sample of 164 large Spanish firms. The results show that organizational complexity and centralization exert a positive and a negative influence, respectively, on knowledge performance, which confirms the two hypotheses related to these variables. However, the analysis reveals no empirical evidence to confirm the hypothesis that formalization and knowledge performance are related positively.
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El propósito de este trabajo es analizar cómo las variables tradicionales de la estructura organizativa (formalización, complejidad y centralización) influyen en el knowledge performance, entendido éste como el grado en que una empresa genera nuevo conocimiento y lo utiliza para alcanzar una ventaja competitiva. Tras revisar la literatura, se formulan tres hipótesis que son contrastadas en una muestra de 164 grandes empresas españolas. Los resultados muestran que la complejidad y la centralización se asocian de forma positiva y negativa, respectivamente, con el knowledge performance, confirmando las dos hipótesis relacionadas con estas variables. Sin embargo, no se ha encontrado evidencia empírica que confirme la hipótesis que vinculaba positivamente la formalización y el knowledge performance.



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