Department of Environmental Management, Graduate School of the Environment and Energy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU) Tehran-Iran
Aim of the present research was to design a proper model for management of knowledge in
environmental organizations of country. In study of the model, suitability of the proposed model was researched by asking views of directors, deputies, managers of groups and scientific board members of environmental organizations of country. For this purpose, with review of research literature, insight process, independent technology process and alteration technology process, knowledge solution process, knowledge spiral process and knowledge management conceptual process, principal elements of model and components were determined by examination of models and theories of joint process in the learner organizations. Later, the model was proposed using questionnaire. Reliability of questionnaire was calculated 94.75 % and 93.73% by means of retesting method and Crown Bach’s method, respectively. Admissibility of questionnaire was also determined by admissibility of content thereof and primary implementation (asking views of 30 of directors, deputies, managers of groups in environmental organizations of country). Determination of admissibility, durability and amendments were followed by implementation of the proposed model in random selected statistical sample consisting of 360 individuals from 4 groups of directors, deputies, managers of groups and scientific board members in environmental organizations of country. The inputs were collected by means of descriptive statistics (frequency distribution tables and diagrams), conclusive statistics methods including Pearson
correlation co-efficient matrix for the relation between components. Then, Anova (analysis of variance) the four groups under study, extraction and operative analysis and principal component analysis were performed using the SPSS software and the proposed model, with scale of 6.15 out of 7, was confirmed. Principal finding of present research was introduction of a proper model for knowledge management to be used in environmental organizations of country that consists of philosophy and aims, theoretical fundaments, and model implementation steps.