Theoretical and Conceptual Adaptability-Testing of Universities’ Strategic Alignment with their Organizational Culture Strategy and Knowledge Management System Strategies in Academic Libraries

Document Type : مقالات پژوهشی


Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


Purpose: This paper aimed to discover a theoretical and conceptual backgrounds regarding the alignment of universities’ strategy with the functional, operational, and organizational culture strategies in universities and with the knowledge management system strategies in academic libraries. The modeling and fitting of the proposed plan assists the managers at various levels in universities, especially the academic library ones, to apply the suitable tools to adjust the levels of functional and operational strategies of the knowledge management system with the universities’ strategies in academic libraries.
Methodology: In this study, content analysis technique was used. T gather the required data, a checklist was used. After an extensive content analysis and also gathering the theoretical collected texts, 8 faculty members of the management department of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad were selected based on random sampling to respond to the checklist.
Findings: The result showed that there is a high internal and external adaptability between each kind of proposed strategy with its similar kind of strategies. This indicated the theoretical and conceptual fitting of the proposed research model


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