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The Implications of Knowledge Management Sustainability For Leadership In An Organization: An Exploration and Analysis of Leadership Theories and Knowledge Management Practices In Bangwita Flores, Indonesia
Nikolaus Salo
The Interdisciplinary Journal of NTT Development Studies , 2009,
Abstract: Knowledge management has been recognized as an effective tool for improving the performance and productivity of organizations in this knowledge era. In this sense, knowledge management is a process. Knowledge management is a process of acquisition, validation,utilization, sharing, storage and diffusion of knowledge. However, many organizations have not implemented knowledge management in their strategic vision, mission and goals. Some organizations have articulated knowledge management, however, in an unsustainable way. One of the reasons is the limitation of leadership in accessing knowledge and the sources of knowledge. For that reason, this study attempts to address the implications of knowledge management sustainability for leadership in organizations through reviewing the contemporary literature and analyzing knowledge management practices in Bangwita. This study concludes that knowledge management sustainability in the organization has the implications for leadership. These implications are that knowledge management is a driving force for leaders in designing vision and mission in the organization, creating a conducive environment for knowledgemanagement initiatives, empowering, creating knowledge management systems and openness to change. This study is contextual. The objective is to offer insights into the knowledge sharingprocess and the results to a wider community who can consider the transferability of knowledge in their own context.
Structural Equations Modeling of Relationship Between Psychological Empowerment and Knowledge Management Practices (A Case Study: Social Security Organization Staffs of Ardabil Province, Iran)
Sayed Ali Akbar Ahmadi,Mohammad Reza Daraei,Behzad Khodaie,Yashar Salamzadeh
International Business Management , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2012.8.16
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between employee psychological empowerment and knowledge management practices. According Spreitzer view access to information related to the various aspects of individual s work such as access to organization s mission and their work unit performance are positively related to their psychological empowerment. Alternately, only when individuals feel empowered will they use such information and proactively implement and incorporate the insights gained from such information at their work. The more empowered they feel to share what they know and access information from others, the more they may engage in these activitiesin in fact they engage in the various knowledge management practice. For this research, the researchers adopt this view of psychological empowerment as an important individual characteristic that effects how people engage in the various knowledge management practice. The procedure of the research is survey method and its statistical population is the staffs in Ardabil province. The sample size is determined 211 of social security organization staffs. Data collection for the observed variables of the LISREL Model was carried out through a self administered questionnaire. The interpretation of the results obtained from LISREL and the results of hypothesis testing showed that there are significant. Relationship between employee empowerment and their enganing in knowledge management practices in the Social Security Organization and in this study the structural equations modeling developed, theoretical models of Spirtzer view was not approved.
Ramona – Diana Leon,Adrian Lupu,Anca – Codruta Manolache
CES Working Papers , 2011,
Abstract: Increasingly more literature mention that in the current competitive environment, knowledge have become the main source of the competitive advantages, while recent researches regarding economic growth and development have defined knowledge as being the most critical resource of the emerging countries.Therefore, the organizations interest for knowledge has increased, the latter being defined as knowledge management process in order to meet existing needs, to identify and exploit existing and/or acquired knowledge and developing new opportunities.In other words, knowledge management facilitates productive information usage, intelligence growth, storing intellectual capital, strategic planning, flexible acquisition, collection of best practices, increasing the likelihood of being successful as well as a more productive collaboration within the company.In order to benefit from all these advantages, it is required the usage of specific tools including models and systems to stimulate the creation, dissemination and use of knowledge held by each employee and the organization as a whole.
Knowledge Management System as Enabler in Knowledge Management Practices in Virtual Communities  [PDF]
Setiawan Assegaff,Ab Razak Che Hussin,Halina Mohamed Dahlan
International Journal of Computer Science Issues , 2013,
Abstract: Knowledge Management System was recognized as one of the key enablers in a Knowledge Management initiative. This is because KMS have been prove bring value for Knowledge Management initiatives such as eliminate distance and time barriers. Furthermore KMS also made KM more effective for the organization. As general KMS have two main functions, first managing people interaction and managing information/knowledge. Because knowledge creates from the interaction of the people, than KMS has a vital function in knowledge creation with managing people interaction. In KM on an organization, they conduct interaction by developing some activities such as: Communities of Practices, Communities of Interest, Peer Assist and Share Learning as a method to create and leverage the knowledge. The activities could be conducted manually or virtually. In support that activities done in virtual, using IT could bring potential value. In this study we would like to propose the framework for organizations on how to implement KMS as a powerful enabler for KM in virtual communities.
Knowledge Management in the Intelligent Organization
1Mohammad Shamsuddoha,2Nazneen Jahan Chy,3S. M. Sohrab Uddin
Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: Every firm wants to get competitive advantages rather than other competitive firm so that he can manage bigger market share than his competitors. Knowledge, Managing capabilities, Core competences, emanating from an Organization and that provide distinctive benefits to customers and company itself. At the same time as these survive in many appearances, the role of individual and Organizational knowledge is increasingly important in the formation of knowledge-based core competences. This paper explores the ideas of knowledge management for an intelligent organization for making reference to a number of sectors and companies, and specifically the garments, agro based, shipping and other types of industry, arguing that the culture, structure and infrastructure of an Organization are integral elements that facilitate and nurture learning. As a consequence, competences are built and developed within the "intelligent" Organization, which in turn, contribute to its competitive success.
The Relationship between Knowledge Management Practices and Technological Innovation: A Conceptual Framework  [PDF]
Yin-Kuan Ng,Voon-Hsien Lee,Alex Tun-Lee Foo,Pei-Lee Gan
International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning , 2012,
Abstract: This research paper aims to establish a conceptual framework that links thedifferent dimensions of knowledge management, namely knowledge acquisition,knowledge dissemination and knowledge application, with innovationperformance, particularly focusing on technological innovation (i. e. productand process innovation). This study seeks to benefit the top managementteam of any organization that desires to enhance and improve their level oftechnological innovation through the effective implementation of the relevantKM dimensions The findings of this study conclude that the effectual useof knowledge management practices is believed to unlock the technologicalinnovation of a firm.
Effect of Knowledge Management Practices on Business Performance in Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Industry
Mahbubul Haque,Rafikul Islam
Terengganu International Management and Business Journal , 2012,
Abstract: During the past decade, the area Knowledge Management (KM) has drawn considerable attention from researchers. This is due to the fact that firms’ performances are increasingly hinge upon managing knowledge of their employees rather than managing only physical facilities and resources. The present study intends to investigate the effect of KM practices on business performance in Bangladesh Pharmaceutical industry. Factor analysis has identified three factors of KM, namely organization culture, IT infrastructure and performance measurement. Structural Equation Modelling application has found that IT infrastructure and performance measurement have positive impact on business performance, while no significant relationship was observed between organization culture and business performance. Managerial implications of the findings are put forward.
Mrs. M. Vasumathy
International Journal of Computers & Technology , 2012,
Abstract: Knowledge management (KM) is emerging as a key management responsibility in software development to support acquisition, storage, sharing, and retrieval of knowledge. Software development companies can organize and exploit prior experience to facilitate learning at individual and organizational level by applying knowledge acquired in prior projects. This paper reports the investigation of various KM practices of twenty leading software development companies in India. This paper also lays the foundations for the best practices in knowledge management and the degree of awareness and implementation of KM practices in software development process.
Critical Factors for Successful KM Initiatives in Project Background  [cached]
Communications of the IBIMA , 2009,
Abstract: This paper aims to analyze different influencing factors to knowledge management initiatives in the project companies. It presents a model of critical factors, which have deep concerns for failure or success of knowledge management initiatives in projects. Based on literature and the survey-based research results, it finds out that non-availability of incentives and non-presence of appropriate system is the most significant barrier for successful KM initiatives in projects. It is advocated that project managers should harmonize KM practices with organization cultures by formulating an attractive incentive package for their project members to motivate them towards increased effort to suggest ideas for new KM opportunities and launch a user-friendly system before introducing KM initiatives.
Márcia Mazo Santos de Miranda,Eduardo Amadeu Dutra Moresi
JISTEM - Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management , 2010,
Abstract: A quick, effective and powerful alternative for knowledge management is the systematic sharing of best practices. This study identified in the literature recommendations for structuring a best practices database and summarized the benefits of its deployment to the Tribunal Regional Federal da Primeira Regi o TRF - 1a Regi o. A It was conducted a quantitative research was then carried out, with the distribuition of where questionnaires were distributed to federal judges of the TRF- 1a Regi o, which was divided into 4 parts: magistrate profile, flow of knowledge / information, internal environment, organizational facilitator. As a result, we identified the need to have a best practices database in the Institution for the organizational knowledge identification, transfer and sharing. The conclusion presents recommendations for the development of the database and highlights its importance for knowledge management in an organization.
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