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Title: Impact of knowledge management processes on organisational performance: A preliminary study
Authors: Tubigi, M
Alshawi, SN
Alalwany, H
Keywords: Knowledge management;Knowledge management processes;Organisational performance;Pilot study
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: Proceedings of the European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS) Accepted Refereed Papers, 2013, 17-18 October, Windsor, United Kingdom
Abstract: Despite the increasing number of studies relating to Knowledge Management (KM) in developed countries, few studies have explored this issue within the context of developing countries. Moreover, some industries have been affected more acutely than others in the transition to a knowledge-based economy. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to evaluate KM processes and to investigate the impact on organisational performance (OP).The authors propose a conceptual model through an in-depth investigation of the previous and current studies in the area of KM and OP. It is envisaged that this model can play a role in guiding the process of KM implementation in order to maximise the beneficial effects of KM processes on OP. An inductive qualitative approach was used based on a preliminary study. A pilot study was conducted; the study involved the use of interview as a primary data collection technique. Content analysis approach was used to identify ideas relevant to the main themes. The study showed that knowledge usage is the most influential aspect of KM that impacts OP. Moreover, the study revealed that knowledge transfer is a common KM process employed by organisations. Accordingly, it was ranked as the second most influential factor of KM with respect to OP.
Description: Copyright @ 2013 EMCIS.
ISBN: 978-1-908549-11-2
Appears in Collections:Business and Management
Brunel Business School Research Papers

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