APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT BY INDIGENOUS CONTRACTING FIRMS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY

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2019-03

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Rasheed, Abdulkadir Shehu
Adebiyi, Ranti Taibat
Musa, Nafiu A.

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Uniosun Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Osun State University, Nigeria

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This study aims to assess readiness of Nigerian Indigenous Contractors (NIC) to adopt Knowledge Management (KM). This is achieved by identifying requirements for adopting KM; evaluating NICs preparedness to meet these requirements; and examining benefits of KM to NICs. Purposive sampling technique was adopted for the survey. Fifteen factor requirements for adoption of KM was identified from literature and structured into a questionnaire which was administered to NICs. Eighty-four copies of questionnaires were retrieved from the total sample size of 129, representing 65% response rate. Data was analyzed using percentages, and Relative Importance Index (RII). The factor requirements used for the survey achieved a Cronbach’s Alpha of 0.70 showing a high relationship between them. Results revealed that management’s strategic plan to adopt KM; and training/education of personnel are factors highly prioritised by NICs, but mechanism to enhance storing & retrieval of knowledge is yet to exist in 98% of the NICs sampled. Improvement of profitability and process enhancements are considered more important by NICs amongst derivable benefits from KM. The Study concluded that NICs are not yet prepared to adopt KM but are willing to explore its benefits for improved organisational performance.

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Knowledge, Knowledge Management, Nigerian Indigenous Contractor, Organisational Performance

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