The Practice of Knowledge Management in Private Higher Education Institutions in Egypt: The Demographics Effect

Tarek A. El Badawy, Mariam M. Magdy


Managing knowledge in higher education institutions is under scrutinizing due to the mismatch between the demands of the labor market and the education output. Knowledge management research focuses on the technical aspect rather than the humane one which includes the employees who directly interact with the system. The aim of this paper is to analyze the interaction of age and gender of Egyptian academicians, and its effect, on Knowledge Management. Data was gathered using questionnaire in which 73 academicians from two private HEIs in Egypt. Results have shown that age and gender did not affect knowledge management processes. The generalized linear model reflects that the interaction of age and gender affects the knowledge disseminating process. Several trends regarding the interaction of age and gender are discussed. This paper raises the attention to how important it is to implement KM processes and communicate KM initiatives within educational institutions.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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