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
Date Written: December 12, 2012
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
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