Investigating the relationship between knowledge management practices and organizational learning practices in the universities’ environment

Zainab Amin Al-Sulami, Hayder Salah Hashim, Nor’ashikin Ali, Zaid Ameen Abduljabbar

Abstract


The concept of knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning (OL) has been embraced by organizations to complement each other. Higher education institutions have embraced KM and OL as a means to improve organizational efficiency. This research explores the link between KM and OL. The target population included all the 432 academicians and administrators from 35 public universities in Iraq. The sampling was selected using a stratified random sampling technique. The correlation among the components of KM and OL was tested as well as the effect of KM components on OL. The findings were derived using smart partial least square. The findings showed that there is significant correlation between components of KM and components of OL. The regression analysis showed also that the effect of KM and its components; knowledge creation, knowledge sharing, knowledge storage, knowledge application and knowledge acquisition on OL are significant. These findings provide insights to universities management on strategies to implement KM practices that can align with OL practices to assure dynamic lifelong mechanisms for the basic daily activities such as teaching, learning, researching, and supervision.

Keywords


academicians; administrators; knowledge management practices; organizational learning practices universities;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i2.pp1680-1688

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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