The effect of environmental uncertainty in research on organizational structure has received considerable attention. However, the capability of knowledge management in helping organizational structures deal with uncertainty has not been examined. Thus, this study builds and tests an integrated model to investigate the relationship among environmental uncertainty, knowledge management capability, and organizational structure. The analytical results are the support for a mediational capability of knowledge management between environmental uncertainty and structural attributes, and thus have strong implications for future work in this important area.
Proceedings of 2005 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)