Analysis of Organizational Memory in the Context of School Administrators

Balıkçı A.

in: Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2018, Şefika Şule Erçetin,Şuay Nilay Açıkalın, Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Zug, pp.249-269, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Zug
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-269
  • Editors: Şefika Şule Erçetin,Şuay Nilay Açıkalın, Editor
  • Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Affiliated: Yes


Organizations need various tools to achieve their goals. One of these tools

is organizational memory. Organizational memory can be used effectively in the

organization through administrators. Schools and school administrators also need

to act in line with the approach mentioned in this context. This research study

aimed to reveal the views of school administrators on organizational memory on

the basis of the thoughts mentioned in the research. A qualitative research method

and a phenomenological design were implemented in the research. Twelve school

administrators participated in the study. A snowball and maximum sampling model

with convenience sampling in a purposeful sampling method were used. The data

were collected through interviews, observations, and investigations of the obtained

documents. Triangulation, participant confirmation, expert review, and substantial

identification strategies were carried out in the reliability–validity phase of the

study. The findings and conclusions, discussions, and recommendations depending

on these findings are provided in this research report.