Relationship between Organizational Culture and Transfer of Knowledge in Higher Education Institutions


  • Shabana Gul Institute of Management Sciences


Knowledge based cultures, Higher Education Ranking, Transfer of knowledge


The paper presents the results of the third study from the series of three sequential studies conducted for determining the relationship between organizational culture and transfer of knowledge in higher education institutions. The first study focused on the organizational culture of higher educational institutions (2020) whereas the second determined the performance status of higher education institutions (2022), both the studies were carried out from the transfer of knowledge (ToK) perspective. This study integrated the results of the aforementioned studies. Five hypotheses were tested using Pearson’s correlation and Mann-Whitney U test. Based on the 5% significance value, clan, adhocracy, market, and hierarchy cultures had a positive significant relationship with a transfer of knowledge respectively. Whereas, Mann Whitney U test at 10% significance value showed that there is a difference between the scores of the clan and hierarchy culture in ToK categories, whereas there was no difference in the scores of the clan and market culture and scores of market and hierarchy cultures in ToK categories. The study suggests a revamping of the existing organizational cultures by introducing knowledge-based organizational cultural processes at organizational and managerial levels so HEIs can become a significant part of the envisioned knowledge economy.




How to Cite

Gul, S. (2022). Relationship between Organizational Culture and Transfer of Knowledge in Higher Education Institutions. International Journal of Business and Management Sciences, 3(2), 147-162. Retrieved from