Assessment of Knowledge Management Practice in Higher Educational Institutions with reference to Debre Tabor University, Ethiopia

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Manju Shree Raman, Andualem Zewide, Hamed M. S. Ahmed, P. Praba Devi, S. Vijayanand


Organizational concept of knowledge management has progressed into a key technique of management. Conversely, there is a scarcity of research on knowledge management in higher education. The proper utilization of an organization's knowledge assets and resources is critical to its long-term viability. Academic personnel require a great deal of knowledge to carry out their work. As a result, KM plays a critical role in supporting academics in achieving high levels of performance. The goal of this study is to determine the prevalence and efficacy of knowledge management in academic employees at Debre Tabor University, as well as the factors that influence knowledge management. as well as to make ideas for future deployment. To attain the desired results, qualitative research methods were employed, including probability, random, and purposive sampling. The effectiveness of KM was low, presenting major and critical potential for Debre Tabor University to improve its KM approach. Major influences on KM practice in the university were identified as a absence of incentive mechanisms, suitable policies and procedures, non-conducive corporate culture and structure, deficiency of resources, lack of leadership support, academic employee mentality, and a absence of awareness of the benefits of KM to bring about long-term change in the organization. The study also identifies gaps in KM practice and makes practical recommendations to improve the organization's mission and bring about continuous change by enabling individuals and groups to improve the appropriateness, consistency, quality, and timeliness of activities.

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