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SCL of Knowledge in Indian Universities

Arun A and Shekhar V ()
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Shekhar V: Osmania University

Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 2020, vol. 11, issue 3, No 12, 1043-1058

Abstract: Abstract The aim of the present study is to contribute to research on knowledge management (KM) in Indian universities by studying about practices of knowledge creation, knowledge sharing, and knowledge leadership which are parts of the paramount framework of KM. A self-administered questionnaire comprising of 15 questions with 5-point Likert scale yielded data for 242 university employees from India. Factor analysis was carried out using the principal component analysis method. The participants of the study responded readily to the questions indicating their knowledge on KM. However, the responses of the respondents revealed that none of the Indian universities have a strategy to implement KM. In the current study, two factors were extracted using the PCA method, which explained a total accumulated variance of 66.948% for knowledge sharing and knowledge creation and leadership. The study revealed that the first principal component, knowledge sharing, and the second principal component, knowledge creation and leadership, were not correlated. To break the barrier and bridge the gap between knowledge sharing and knowledge creation and leadership in universities in the Indian context, the authors have proposed the SHEKARUN model. Previous studies have been conducted to assess the KM strategies in universities and higher education institutions all over the world. The present research is an attempt to assess the current status of KM in Indian universities and identify the lacunae in the system to formulate and implement new KM model.

Keywords: Knowledge sharing; Knowledge creation; Knowledge leadership; SHEKARUN model; Indian universities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H52 I2 M1 R5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s13132-019-00592-6

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