Title: Evaluation of knowledge-based competency in Iranian universities: a practical model

Authors: Babak Akhgar; Hatef Rasouli; Iman Raeesi Vanani

Addresses: Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK ' Tehran University School of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran – North Kargar – Adjacent Paul Nasr (Geisha), Tehran, Iran ' Tehran University School of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran – North Kargar – Adjacent Paul Nasr (Geisha), Tehran, Iran

Abstract: This paper explores the importance of knowledge-based capabilities of educational establishments with an orientation towards strategic indicators of knowledge management. For the purpose of this paper, the relationship between strategic approach and knowledge management capabilities of universities has been analysed through a comprehensive review of related literature and identification of related measures. Since there have been few efforts in concentrating on the relationships among strategic viewpoints of universities and knowledge management capabilities, there has been an attempt to conceptualise a pervasive model which encompasses influential indicators on knowledge-based competency of universities regarding their capabilities in strategic knowledge management. An exploratory factor analysis has been conducted in order to identify the most important factors affecting the successful management of knowledge so as to gain the knowledge-based competency.

Keywords: knowledge based competency; Iran; universities; knowledge management; strategic KM; higher educational; measurement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2012.051674

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2012 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.282 - 297

Available online: 26 Jan 2013 *

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