Towards Knowledge Management: An Exploratory Study for Developing a KM Framework in Iran

International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Production Research, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 113-120 (2009)

8 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2012

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Peyman Akhavan

Malek Ashtar University of Technology

Reza Atashgah

Iran University of Science and Technology - Department of Industrial Engineering

Mohammd Sanjaghi

Malek-Ashtar University of Technology, Management and Soft Technology Department

Date Written: December 12, 2012

Abstract

This paper is to develop a knowledge management (KM) model in some Iranian academic research centers (ARC) based on KM critical success factors. General KM critical success factors (CSF) were identified through literature review. Then the research procedure led to the identification of KM critical success factors in Iranian ARCs including 16 different factors. It was done through first stage survey by about 300 sample targets. Then, these 16 factors were surveyed separately again by experts through a Delphi panel. The experts suggested their practical solutions for exploiting the 16 factors in ARCs through a KM framework based on a KM cycle. This 2 years research has been done during 2006 to 2008.

Keywords: Knowledge management, Academic research centers, KM cycle, KM framework

Suggested Citation

Akhavan, Peyman and Atashgah, Reza and Sanjaghi, Mohammd, Towards Knowledge Management: An Exploratory Study for Developing a KM Framework in Iran (December 12, 2012). International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Production Research, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 113-120 (2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2188324

Peyman Akhavan (Contact Author)

Malek Ashtar University of Technology ( email )

Tehran
Iran

Reza Atashgah

Iran University of Science and Technology - Department of Industrial Engineering ( email )

Tehran
Iran

Mohammd Sanjaghi

Malek-Ashtar University of Technology, Management and Soft Technology Department ( email )

Martyr Babaei Highway
PO Box 1774-15875
Tehran
Iran

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