Is KM suited for a particular type of organization?

KM is suited more to organizations that rely or use knowledge resources heavily. As a general rule, organizations in the services sector (such as government) are more suited for KM but any organization can strive to improve its learning and knowledge transfer processes.

Learning process thrive better, as a general rule, in horizontal or egalitarian organizations (such as NGO networks and professional associations) than in vertical or authoritarian organizations (such as ideological or religious organizations).

However, the fact remains that practically all organizations use knowledge, and use a mix of horizontal and vertical organizational configurations.