THE ROLE OF KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION IN ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PROCESSES IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Ibrahim MATAR, Jurgita RAUDELIŪNIENĖ

Abstract

Purpose – this article investigates the impact of knowledge acquisition on the leading knowledge management processes such as knowledge storage, application, and creation in higher education institutions. Research methodology – scientific literature review and hypotheses were used to develop the research model. The re-search data was collected from 202 academics from Lebanese higher education institutions. The structural questionnaire and structural equation modeling techniques were employed to test the research hypotheses. Findings – the findings confirmed the knowledge acquisition process’s leading role with the highest impact on knowl-edge creation and provided valuable insights for scientists in the knowledge acquisition field. Research limitations – this study’s results are primarily applicable in Lebanon and can’t be generalized to other coun-tries. Therefore, a further researcher should encompass diverse countries to generalize the findings on a global level. Practical implications – the results emphasize more attention for higher education institutions’ administration to focus on higher education institutions’ knowledge management cycle, particularly on the knowledge acquisition process. Originality/Value – in this stud...Continue Reading

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