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Abstract

Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between information culture components and knowledge creation among top Iranian researchers.

Methodology: The present study is based on an applied purpose and is done through a survey. The population of this study consists of Iranian researchers present in Clarivate Analytics citation database top 1%. Data gathering tools in this study included two questionnaires: Curry and Moore (2003) Cultural Information Components and Byounggu & Heeseok Knowledge Creation (2002). Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.889 for information culture questionnaire and 0.886 for knowledge creation questionnaire. Spss21 software was used for data analysis.

Findings: According to this study findings, all information culture elements include strategy and goal, communication, environment, professional societies, information systems and the predictive information of information creation among top Iranian researchers. In general, there is a positive and meaningful relationship between the Information culture and knowledge creation components with top Iranian researcher.

Conclusion: According to this study results, a powerful and effective information culture must be in line with an organization goals and strategies. The involvement of individuals and elites in setting goals and strategies in an organization can play a significant role in managing and creating knowledge in that organization. Accordingly, organizations need to pay attention to external and intra-organizational information gathering and clarification of future prospects, identifying strengths and weaknesses of the organization, and generally speaking, using knowledge and skills to determine the goals and strategies.

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