How to Increase Knowledge Management Maturity Level?: An Empirical Study in a Non-Profit Organization

The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. XVI, No. 3, July 2018, pp. 44-53

Posted: 29 Nov 2018

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Peyman Akhavan

Malek Ashtar University of Technology

Date Written: July 2018

Abstract

Knowledge is more important for an organization as it helps the organization to distinguish itself through Knowledge Management (KM) strategies. The present paper intends to increase KM maturity level regarding KM strategies. A comprehensive KM maturity model is necessary for navigating and assessing the development of KM. It provides organizations interested in KM with a holistic view of KM, improved mutual understanding of different views on the nature of KM, KM problems, and potential solutions. The standard questionnaire Capability-based KM Performance Evaluation Framework (CKMPEF) was employed in order to evaluate the organization’s level of maturity, and KM strategies for the organization were proposed based on the identified level of maturity. In this paper, knowledge conditions of a research organization were evaluated, and after distinguishing the KM maturity level of that organization, KM strategies were suggested for each. The results show that the organization is placed at the first level of KM maturity. Therefore, 14 relevant KM strategies are proposed for this organization with respect to its maturity level.

Suggested Citation

Akhavan, Peyman, How to Increase Knowledge Management Maturity Level?: An Empirical Study in a Non-Profit Organization (July 2018). The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. XVI, No. 3, July 2018, pp. 44-53. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3278474

Peyman Akhavan (Contact Author)

Malek Ashtar University of Technology ( email )

Tehran
Iran

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