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عنوان مقاله [English]
Lately, organizations have become increasingly aware of the value of managing their organizational learning and knowledge. Thus researchers have investigated those processes extensively. Still something is missing in the current discussions of organizational knowledge: organizations do not just learn; they also forget. Knowledge management is creating processes not only for learning and retaining what is important but also for avoiding or unlearning what is not important. Forgetting, like learning, is not simple: it may be detrimental or beneficial, accidental or purposeful. By the way, in all cases, it can significantly affect, in both negative and positive ways, the competitiveness of an organization. In the present study, in addition to the investigation of concept and forms of organizational forgetting, we studied the relationship between purposeful organizational forgetting and charismatic leadership and determined of the amount of organizational forgetting, due to strategic importance of purposeful organizational forgetting. The data necessary for this study were through questionnaires that were given to 165 top and middle managers and supervisors in the supply chain of Iran automobile industry. Correlation analysis of data by chi-square test showed that there is a significant relationship between every dimensions of purposeful forgetting (new and established knowledge) and charismatic leadership.