The influence of knowledge management on the organizational performance: A study in public institutions and private firms


  • Liliana Pedraja-Rejas Universidad de Tarapacá
  • Emilio Rodríguez-Ponce Universidad de Tarapacá
  • Juan Rodríguez-Ponce Universidad de Tarapacá


Knowledge management, organizational performance, public institutions, private firms


The purpose of this research is to analyze whether knowledge management has a significant influence on the organizational effectiveness of public institutions and private firms. To this effect it was worked with a sample of 146 organizations of an emerging country. Results show that the explanatory power of knowledge management on the organizational performance is a 45.8% in case of private firms and a 56.5% in the case of public institutions. In a similar way, in the case of private firms, every stage of knowledge management namely, create, share and apply knowledge in the top management teams, having a significant impact on the performance. Instead, in public institutions performance basically incides by stages of knowledge creation and application in the top management teams.

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Pedraja-Rejas, L., Rodríguez-Ponce, E., & Rodríguez-Ponce, J. (2013). The influence of knowledge management on the organizational performance: A study in public institutions and private firms. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (47), 218–227. Retrieved from