• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 21, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Knowledge Management – An Empirical Study with Special Reference to Business Schools of Pune Region


Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to investigate knowledge management initiatives and study the factors those have an impact on knowledge management initiatives in business school. Design/Methodology/Approach: To explore business school opinions about knowledge management total of 38 declarative statements were presented to teaching and non-teaching staff members. These were measured on 5 point likert scale. Exploratory factor analysis was used to reduce 38 statements to manageable size. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to show that identified factors positively impact the knowledge management in business schools. Findings: The factors that contribute to the knowledge management in business schools are top management initiatives, organizational culture, ICT adoption and Employee participation. Practical Implications: Business schools are facilitating Industry problem solving. Implementing knowledge management initiatives, business school can trigger and encourage creativity among the staff members for continuous development across business schools. Industry and academic partnership for business development is evident. Originality/Value: The quantum of research into knowledge managementimplemented in the business school is deficient. The significant contribution of this paper is that it provides a basis for conceptualizing a model of knowledge management in business school.
Keywords: Business School, Factor Analysis, Knowledge Management, Model


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