Barriers and Facilitators to Knowledge Management: Evidence from Selected Indian Universities

The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. VIII, No. 4, pp. 7-24, October 2010

Posted: 5 Jan 2011

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Abhijeet Chandra

Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

Renu Vashisth

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Professional Studies

Ravinder Kumar

Jamia Millia Islamia, Central University

Date Written: January 5, 2011

Abstract

Knowledge Management (KM) is a key ingredient of Research and Development (R&D) organizations and may contribute to enhance the productivity in universities and other organizations involved in conducting research activities. This study shows how researchers from university departments and research centers in India perceive the barriers and facilitators to KM. For this purpose, three domains, namely - knowledge gathering, creation, and diffusion are considered in three dimensions of barriers and facilitators - individual aspects, socio-organizational aspects, and technological aspects. Researchers from three universities and their affiliated colleges and research centers situated in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) region were surveyed for studying the barriers and facilitators to KM systems in the Indian context. The findings suggest that researchers are more concerned with individual and socioorganizational aspects of KM, rather than the technological aspect. People and their interactions create knowledge and promote the flow of knowledge.

Keywords: Knowledge Management (KM), Barriers, Facilitators, Technology, R&D

Suggested Citation

Chandra, Abhijeet and Vashisth, Renu and Kumar, Ravinder, Barriers and Facilitators to Knowledge Management: Evidence from Selected Indian Universities (January 5, 2011). The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. VIII, No. 4, pp. 7-24, October 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1735171

Abhijeet Chandra (Contact Author)

Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur ( email )

Kharagpur, 721302
India

Renu Vashisth

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Professional Studies ( email )

Sector-11, Dwarka
New Delhi, 110033
India

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Ravinder Kumar

Jamia Millia Islamia, Central University ( email )

Jamia Nagar
New Delhi, Haryana 122002
India

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