Title: Integrating knowledge management enablers and processes for improved organisational performance

Authors: Hiteshkumar G. Shah; Ravi Kant

Addresses: Shri S'ad Vidya Mandal Institute of Technology, Old National Highway No. 8, Bharuch, 392001, Gujarat, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, 395007, India

Abstract: This paper examines a framework between different knowledge management enablers (KMEs), knowledge management (KM) processes and organisational performance. Forty-six KMEs are selected from literature and experts' opinion from industry and academia. Further, these 46 KMEs are grouped into six major constructs. These KMEs supports the socialisation, externalisation, combination, internalisation (SECI) KM processes and organisational performance (operational performance, financial performance and customer satisfaction). The postal survey methodology is used to collect the data from Indian manufacturing organisations. The collected survey data was analysed for the construct, content, criterion-related validation and reliability analysis. Additionally, structural equation modelling (SEM) is used to test the relationship between KMEs, SECI KM process and organisational performance. The finding suggests positive relationship exists between KMEs, SECI KM process and organisational performance. The successful KMEs implementation improves the SECI KM processes which enhance the organisational performance.

Keywords: knowledge management; KM; knowledge management enablers; KMEs; SECI KM process; organisational performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.107144

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2020 Vol.22 No.1, pp.126 - 155

Received: 05 Jun 2018
Accepted: 22 Sep 2018

Published online: 30 Apr 2020 *

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