Facilitating knowledge sharing in higher education institutions

Bruce Boyes
May 28 · 3 min read
  • higher education institutions have a different overall structure, being made up of largely independent faculties or schools
  • higher education institutions have a unique leadership structure comprising both academic and managerial leaders
  • the organisational culture of higher education institutions is embedded in the wider culture of the area where the institutions are located.
  • organizational factors are a key barrier to knowledge sharing in higher education institutions, and include organisational culture, operational climate, subcultures, reward systems, and management support
  • academics prefer incentive schemes and reward systems as ways of enhancing knowledge sharing behaviour
  • technology-related factors have not been adequately addressed in the literature, but technology literacy issues have been identified as a barrier to knowledge sharing among academics
  • higher education institutions need to pay close attention to regional and national cultural characteristics in developing effective knowledge sharing programs for academics.

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A recent paper[2] from Dr. Dorothy Njiraine, Chairperson of the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Nairobi, offers tangible solutions to the issues raised by Al-Kurdi, El-Haddadeh, and Eldabi.

  1. Njiraine, D. (2019, March). Enabling Knowledge Sharing Practices for Academic and Research in Higher Education Institutions. In Information and Knowledge Management (Vol. 9, №3, pp. 82–89).

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