The Predictive Power Of Leadership Behaviour, Organisational Culture And Work Engagement On Knowledge Management In Academia

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Nwannah, Ngozi Caroline , Adebusuyi, Jane Roli , Ayodele, Kolawole Olanrewaju , Ezeokoli , Rita Nkiruka , Morka, Emmanuel , Eregare , Emmanuel Orihentare


Just like every other formal organisation, academic institutions grapple with many challenges to remain relevant in the educational sector, seek ways of ensuring optimum efficiency and effectiveness of their academic staff. This study therefore examined how leadership behaviour, organisational culture and work engagement could predicts academic staff's knowledge management. This study used a descriptive survey design while 2,252 respondents selected through a multi-stage sampling participated in the study. Data were collected using five adopted instruments, two research questions guided the study while data were analyzed using regression analysis. It was found that the predictor variables jointly predicted academic staff's knowledge management (R = .466; R2 = .217; Adj. R2 = .216; F (3, 2248) = 207.912; p = .000 <.05); while the most potent predictor of academic staff's knowledge management was  leadership behaviour. The next predictor variable was work engagement while organisational culture was the least. It was concluded that leaders must use knowledge management, enhanced work environment and staff engagement to support the organisation’s strategy. It was recommended, amongst others that universities should adopt leadership styles that will stir up good work environment, knowledge sharing and adequate involvement of academic staff in decision making process.

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