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Knowledge management and employee empowerment

Knowledge management and employee empowerment Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between knowledge management (KM) and employee empowerment in institutions of higher education. Design/methodology/approach – The research method in this study was the descriptive-correlative type, and was based on the goal of the method applied. Subjects in this research included the staff members of higher educational institutions in Iran. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. To analyse research data, descriptive statistics, and for inferential statistics, the Pearson correlation, the Friedman ranking test and stepwise regression, were used. For data analysis, SPSS software was used. Findings – The results from the study show that all alternative hypotheses were confirmed and there was a significant relationship between KM and employee empowerment. In addition, KM predicted the aspects of employee empowerment in institutions of higher education. Originality/value – Through this study, the positive role of KM in employee empowerment in institutions of higher education has been described, and the importance of considering such studies has been specified for researchers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Kybernetes Emerald Publishing

Knowledge management and employee empowerment

Kybernetes , Volume 45 (2): 19 – Feb 1, 2016

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0368-492X
DOI
10.1108/K-04-2014-0077
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between knowledge management (KM) and employee empowerment in institutions of higher education. Design/methodology/approach – The research method in this study was the descriptive-correlative type, and was based on the goal of the method applied. Subjects in this research included the staff members of higher educational institutions in Iran. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. To analyse research data, descriptive statistics, and for inferential statistics, the Pearson correlation, the Friedman ranking test and stepwise regression, were used. For data analysis, SPSS software was used. Findings – The results from the study show that all alternative hypotheses were confirmed and there was a significant relationship between KM and employee empowerment. In addition, KM predicted the aspects of employee empowerment in institutions of higher education. Originality/value – Through this study, the positive role of KM in employee empowerment in institutions of higher education has been described, and the importance of considering such studies has been specified for researchers.

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KybernetesEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 2016

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