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Do knowledge management practices in institutions of learning affect innovation: empirical findings from management development institutes in Uganda and Tanzania.

Muhenda, Mary Basaasa; Lwanga, Elizabeth Kawuma; Wanderage, Agatha

Abstract:
The study cross sectional in nature was conducted at Uganda Management Institute and Tanzania Civil Service College. A total of 109 out of the total population of 176 representing a 62% response rate of both training and senior administrative staff were interviewed using a semi- structured questionnaire that was administered over a period of one week. Data was analyzed using factor and reliability analysis and multiple regressions. Results revealed that knowledge application has a positive significant effect on innovation; knowledge evaluation has no significant effect on innovation whereas knowledge acquisition has a negative significant relationship on innovation. Implications are that MDI’s should build cultures that facilitate learning and encourage staff to experiment and to make mistakes in order to come up with new ideas that result in new products and services. Future research could cover Universities and other Tertiary Institutions.

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Document Title: Do knowledge management practices in institutions of learning affect innovation: empirical findings from management development institutes in Uganda and Tanzania.
Institution: Uganda Management Institute UMI
City and Country: Kampala, Uganda


Date:2009
Document Type:Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Innovation, Innovation and Higher Education, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Production, Knowledge Distribution, Uganda, Tertiary Institutions, Tanzania


File Size:65 KB
Rights:Permission granted by authors
Date Added:16 November 2009


Muhenda, Mary Basaasa; Lwanga, Elizabeth Kawuma; Wanderage, Agatha (2009). Do knowledge management practices in institutions of learning affect innovation: empirical findings from management development institutes in Uganda and Tanzania. Research paper.