Knowledge management and public organizations: How well does the model apply to Greece?

Nikos Michalopoulos


This paper seeks to shed some light on the field of organizational learning in public organizations. More specifically, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of the middle manager in organizations operating in the Greek public domain. Our main finding is that middle manager are, in fact, far from fulfilling the role of knowledge engineers in Greek public organizations, succumbing to old style operationsl duties. Middle managers are merely conduits, translating plans into action, monitoring and controlloin activities to keep things on track. In other words, their role in public management is completely internal, because they have lived theri lives within the functional corridors of an organzation's hierarchy.

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Chinese Public Administration Review (ISSN 1539-6754, Online ISSN 2573-1483)  is published by the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University.