Performance of Public Institutes of Technology in Kenya: A Proposal

george omondi ojwang'

Abstract


The emergence of knowledge-based economies has placed significant reliance on effective management of knowledge for sustainable strategic competitive advantage. This proposal seeks to determine the relationship among knowledge management infrastructure, knowledge management processes, competitive advantage and performance of public institutes of technology in kenya. After an in-depth study of literature, the proposal concludes that with proper attention towards knowledge management infrastructure, knowledge management processes, and competitive advantage, institutes of technology can outperform their competitors. Initially the research was conducted by use of Google scholar search engine with the keywords being "Knowledge management infrastructure", "knowledge management processes", "competitive advantage" and "institutes of technology performance" to understand the basic interpretation of vital terminologies.  Furthermore, different research papers were serached using the same keywords from  Emerald, science direct, JSTOR and EBSCO hosts and a detailed  review done of each paper. In order to be among the top performers in this era of information , institutes of technology should accept, adopt and consistently foster their knowledge management practices.  They have to provide a platform for knowledge management practices by developing organizational culture and motivating their human element. Once the platform is created, knowledge acquisition, storage and application becomes inevitable. This proposal demonstrates that knowledge management is a key driver of organizational performance and a critical tool for organizational survival, competitiveness and profitability. Hence, craeting, managing, sharing and utilizing knowledge effectively is vital for organizations to take full advantage of the value of knowledge.

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