What Makes Knowledge Management Activities Work in Higher Education Partnerships?

Elezi, E. and Bamber, C. 2018. What Makes Knowledge Management Activities Work in Higher Education Partnerships? MakeLearn & TIIM International Conference 201. Naples, Italy 16 - 18 May 2018 ToKnowPress.

TitleWhat Makes Knowledge Management Activities Work in Higher Education Partnerships?
AuthorsElezi, E. and Bamber, C.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The purpose of this research is to use the conceptual model presented by Elezi (2017) and examine what are the requirements needed to apply successful Knowledge Management (KM) Activities in Higher Education (HE) partnerships. This research follows a subjective ontology which leads towards
an interpretivistic epistemological stance through the application of three semi-structured interview questions. Questions were posed to nine elite interviewees (EI) who have been involved in initiating, developing and managing partnerships of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs’). The results of this research show that currently HEIs’ involved in partnerships apply KM Activities although not constantly or very effectively. Answers gathered from the EI infer that shared vision and values amongst partners, leadership and management, communication protocol and development of a KM strategy are essential in designing and applying effective KM Activities that allow HEIs’ to attain the institutional and partnership objectives.

KeywordsHigher Education Partnerships
KM Activities
Shared Vision and Values
Leadership and Management
Communication Protocol
KM Strategy
Year2018
ConferenceMakeLearn & TIIM International Conference 201
PublisherToKnowPress
Publication dates
Published18 May 2018
ISSN2232-3309
Book titleProceedings of the MakeLearn and TIIM International Conference
ISBN9789616914239

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