• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 22, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

Knowledge Management for Research Sustainability of Academic Researchers in India-An Overview and Theoretical Framework


Objectives: Knowledge Management (KM) is an integration of numerous endeavors and fields of study. This paper provides a theoretical framework for characterizing attributes of academic researchers and techniques available to knowledge management. It provides an overview of a few key terms and concepts, describes the framework, provides examples of how to use it, and explores a variety of potential application areas the area of research. Methodology: The study is based on primary and secondary sources. It includes extensive literature review, survey-based research, interpretative structural modeling. The sample unit was post graduate colleges affiliated to deemed universities and Savitribai Phule Pune University in Pune City. The sample frame was randomly chosen. The sample extent was Pune city defined by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). The sample size was 30 academic researchers. Sample Element was academic researchers with a designation of professor and Associate professor. To ascertain the relationship among the various variables and propose a conceptual framework Isometric Modeling Technique(ISM) proposed by Warfield in 1973 is used. This model is further analyzed using MIC MAC analysis. Findings: The findings suggest that the term knowledge management is familiar to most of the professionals and there are positive outcomes contributing to quality research though the ways of knowing and degrees of their understanding are varied. When combined with academic research and research sustainability developing a sense of intellectual capital amongst academicians can sustain the growth of education. Application/ Improvements: The insights gained will shed light on positive outcomes of adopting knowledge management for research sustainability for academic researchers in India and the conceptual framework developed in the paper will help the policy makers and academicians for decision making. Research sustainability practices and academic research can be the key for personal and professional development of academicians.

Keywords: Academic Researcher, Knowledge Management, Research Sustainability, Strategy


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