Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management Vol. 6(2), pp. 23 - 29
DOI: 10.13189/ujibm.2018.060201
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Factors and Barriers affecting Knowledge Management System on the Organizational Performance in Mesfin Industrial Engineering of Ethiopia


Zeleke Kiros 1, Wondmeneh Mamo 2, Workineh Tesema 3,*
1 Department of Information Science, Mekele University, Ethiopia
2 Ethiopian National Achieve, Ethiopia
3 Department of Information Science, Jimma University, Ethiopia

ABSTRACT

Knowledge is an organizational asset that enables the industry to develop rapidly and sustainable competitive advantage in real environments. The emphasis on knowledge in today’s industry is based on the assumption that the transfer and replication of knowledge have a great role with strategic importance. In the current rising global economy, a knowledge management System has become a basic activity for any competitive advantage of organizations. Industries are accommodating integrated approaches to identify, manage, share and capitalize on the know-how, experience and intellectual capital of employees within their own organization. A wise management of the intellectual capital (knowledge asset) of an organization is one of the most important activities used to enhance organizational productivity. Although knowledge management system serves as critical enablers of business processes in industries, which is used as a bridge between industries performance and businesses. However, as the finding of the study has been shown that the status of knowledge management system in Ethiopian industry is low level and a little available with knowledge management systems. Currently, the knowledge sharing system is a lot of preferable in Ethiopia, however; it is influencing by different constraints such as lack of trust of technological advancements, and inadequate knowledge in the industries.

KEYWORDS
Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management System, Organizational Performance, Ethiopian Industry, Factors and Barriers

Cite this paper
Zeleke Kiros , Wondmeneh Mamo , Workineh Tesema . "Factors and Barriers affecting Knowledge Management System on the Organizational Performance in Mesfin Industrial Engineering of Ethiopia." Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management 6.2 (2018) 23 - 29. doi: 10.13189/ujibm.2018.060201.