Professor Daniel Alemneh, visiting Fulbright Scholar from the University of North Texas, and Ms. Farirai Dube presented a conference paper at the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference 2022.
The 24-Hour Global Conference is a new conference that provides a platform for professional learning for all individuals and organisations internationally. The theme of the conference was Networking, Sharing, and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities. The conference aimed to promote networking among individuals, organisations and institutions. The conference was a fully online conference available to ASIS&T members and non-members.
Professor Alemneh and Ms. Dube’s paper was titled Knowledge sharing practices among faculty members in higher education institutions. The abstract reads as follows:
Knowledge management has become more prominent as firms recognise the importance of effective knowledge management, as competitive advantage necessitates the ability to acquire, manage, and exploit their knowledge. Knowing what one knows and applying it creatively and productively is the most valuable source of economic value and competitive advantage available to any organisation. Since higher education institutions are knowledge-based, knowledge management is a prerequisite for their success.
Knowledge sharing is undoubtedly the core of many knowledge management strategies because it increases the power of knowledge. Previous research has explicitly recorded and examined the ideas and features of organisational culture. A considerable number of studies have looked into the factors that influence knowledge sharing in various contexts. However only a few studies have looked into knowledge sharing in higher education institutions, particularly among faculty members.
This presentation is part of a study to investigate the knowledge sharing practices in tertiary institutions among faculty members. This presentation will also look into factors that influence knowledge sharing among faculty members including individual, organisational, technological, structural, and cultural factors.