Exploring processes that are used for managing knowledge in the higher education environment: a case study in a Queensland regional university

Mohammed, Atheer Abdullah and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj (2018) Exploring processes that are used for managing knowledge in the higher education environment: a case study in a Queensland regional university. International Journal of Business and Economic Affairs, 3 (2). pp. 73-90. ISSN 2520-3258

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This paper aims to investigate generated themes related to knowledge management processes in the Australian higher education sector as there are practical advantages for universities that are concentrated on improving knowledge. Knowledge is a primary source of competitive advantage for educational institutions. Moreover, knowledge participates in increased rankings and profits of higher education institutions. The university's ranking is aligned with their skilled employees as manipulations of knowledge which contribute significantly to universitys performance by attracting new students and securing funds for further research. This study depends on brainstorming as a key approach for data collection. The sample comprised of six Information Communication Technology (ICT) managers who are working at a Queensland Regional University (QRU). A high-level brainstorming session was transcribed and thematically analysed by using both manual methods and NVivo 11 software to code, recode and generate themes. The brainstorming session led to the identification of eight key themes: knowledge creation, transfer, utilisation, storage, evaluation, capture, sharing, and knowledge construction. This study offers more arguments for adding more new ideas in regards to the policies of Australian higher education in general and Queensland specifically. This study is limited to small sample size.

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Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: ⃝c. 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 05:13
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 04:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: brainstorming, knowledge management, higher education
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150302 Business Information Systems
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.24088/IJBEA-2018-32004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35411

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