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The Status of Application of Knowledge Management in Administration of Federal Universities in South-East, Nigeria

The Status of Application of Knowledge Management in Administration of Federal Universities in South-East, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the status of Knowledge Management (KM) in the administration of federal universities in South-East Nigeria. Five Research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. A descriptive survey design was used.

The population of the study was 420 administrative and academic in the universities investigated, while the sample of 212 was drawn using simple random sampling technique. A 30-item self-developed questionnaire, Status of Application of Knowledge Management in Administration of Federal Universities Questionnaire (SAKAFUQ), was used to collect the data.

Cronbach Alpha technique was used to test the reliability of the instrument and it yielded overall reliability index of 0.98. Real limits of numbers were used to take decisions. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the five research questions, while t-test was used to analyse the two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page i
Approval page ii
Certification iii
Dedication iv
Acknowledgments v
Table of Contents vi
List of Tables xi
List of figures xi
Abstract xii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION.
Background to the study 1
Statement of the problem 11
Purpose of the Study 12
Significance of the Study 12
The Scope of the Study 13
Research Questions 14
Research Hypotheses 14
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE.
Conceptual Framework 16
Concept of Knowledge 17
Concept of management 22
Concept of Knowledge Management 23
Concept of Administration 30
Review of Empirical Studies 39
Summary of the Reviewed Literature 46
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD.
Design of the Study 48
Area of the Study 48
Population of the Study 49
Sample and Sampling Techniques 50
Instrument for Data Collection 50
CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION OF DATA 53
Hypothesis One 62
Hypothesis Two 63
Summary of Findings 64
CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION OF THE STUDY 65
Discussion of Findings 66
Conclusion 71
Recommendations 73
Limitations of the Study 73
Suggestion for Further Study 74
Summary of the Study 74
References 77

INTRODUCTION

Computer, robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, internet and other related technologies came into being in the last century. No doubt, these are some of the foremost products of cutting edge technology. Since their arrival in the 1940s, efficiency and effectiveness in almost all spheres of work were redefined.

Surprisingly, to date, there still appears to be no end to the possibilities these products bring into the world of work. It is important to note that one crucial factor that brought the creation of all these is knowledge and how it is being put to use.

Given the place of knowledge in proffering solutions to difficult humans problems, the cost of acquiring it and the volume of it resident in various deans, vice-chancellors, registrars, directors of institutes, books, journal, databases, internet, intranet, and so on the need to investigate the present status of Knowledge Management (KM) in some universities arose.

REFERENCES

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Ajayi, I. A. &Ekundayo, E.H. (2006).Funding initiatives in university in Nigeria. Being a paper presented at the National Conference of National Association of Educational Administration & Planning. Enugu State University of Technology.

Ajayi, I.A. &Ekundayo, E.H. (2011). Management of university education in Nigeria: Problems and possible solutions, 222-235. Retrieved from: www.herp_net.org/revitalisation_of_african_higher_education_chapter 16.pdf.

Ajenikoko, G.A. &Adeyemo, Z.K. (2004). Artificial intelligence and human brain: A comparative approach. International Journal of Research inEducation.1(1), pp 139-145.

CSN Team.

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