The Knowledge Process and Performance of Knowledge Management Systems

지식 프로세스와 지식관리시스템의 성과

  • 강인원 (경희대학교 무역학부) ;
  • 이건창 (성균관대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 이상재 (세종대학교 경영전문대학원)
  • Received : 2008.08.13
  • Accepted : 2008.09.25
  • Published : 2008.09.21


This study examines the impact of knowledge processes (KP) on the performance of knowledge management systems (KMS). It posits that task needs and available functionality of technology existing in an organization could influence the usability of KP and the KMS performance. A firm-level structural model was developed based on data collected from corporate KM users. Survey-based research was carried out to test this model. Following questionnaire development, validation, and pretest with a pilot study, data were collected from 886 knowledge management (KM) users including directors, managers, and workers in a South Korea-based company, Korea Asset Management Corporation (KAMCO), to measure the task needs and available functionality of technology to improve the KMS performance. Results show that the matching between the two factors-technology and task-had a significant influence on the usability of KP and the KMS performance, and a better usability of KP has positive impact on the KMS performance. Implications on KM practices and KMS designs are also discussed.


Supported by : Korea Research Foundation