Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2012, 60, 387-396
Published online 2013-08-07

Internal factors influencing the knowledge continuity ensuring

Hana Urbancová1, Jiří Urbanec2

1Katedra řízení, Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6−Suchdol, Česká republika
2Katedra informačních technologií, Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6−Suchdol, Česká republika

The aim of the systematic ensuring of knowledge continuity is the continuity of an organisation’s development, the quality of managerial positions and the continuity of decision-making. By ensuring knowledge continuity, organisations may gain a performance-enhancing factor. The objective of the article is to identify the level of impact of decisive internal factors determining knowledge continuity ensuring and contributing to the efficiency of the organisations. Knowledge continuity ensuring as an internal force, however, can together with the right employees, help adapt more quickly to external conditions that organisations can hardly control. Monitoring and ensuring knowledge continuity can contribute to a higher quality of processes in general, in particular processes exploiting knowledge, and thus help improve the level of management. The first part of the article presents theoretical views on the aspects of knowledge continuity ensuring in organisations while the second part analyses the findings of the surveys carried out among managers in organisations in the Czech Republic. Based on the summary of the outcomes obtained it is possible to say that internal factors influence knowledge continuity ensuring in organisations, however, the level of impact of individual factors is determined by their size. The findings regarding the impact of each of the factors show that the most significant barriers to knowledge continuity ensuring are those associated with the human factor.


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