Knowledge storage and organizational performance: an empirical study of National Teachers Colleges (NTCS) in Uganda

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2023-06-22

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Polish Journal of Management Studies

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The importance of knowledge as a critical factor in providing organizations with a competitive advantage has become increasingly crucial. Organizations need to adopt a knowledge-based approach to operate effectively in today's economy. This is due to the competitive environment in the global marketplace, where organizations have recognized the need to remain competitive through adequate knowledge storage. This study aims to evaluate the impact of knowledge storage on the performance of organizations, specifically the National Teachers' Colleges (NTCs) in Uganda. Data obtained using a questionnaire were collected from 141 respondents from a target population of 221 from five national teacher training colleges in Uganda. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical techniques to determine the impact of knowledge storage as an independent variable on NTCs' performance. The analysis revealed a strong positive impact ( = .510) of knowledge storage on the performance of the NTCs in Uganda. The coefficient of determination indicated that knowledge storage accounted for 51.0% of the change in NTCs' performance. Further testing showed that the significance value (p = .000) was less than the recommended .05, supporting the study's findings. The study guides for NTC to integrate its knowledge and assets, such as databases, people, experience, expertise, systems, policies, and procedures, into knowledge management to improve performance. The results of this study will be used to improve knowledge storage at the NTCs in Uganda, resulting in improved relevance to Ugandan society and beyond.

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Knowledge storage, Organizational performance, University

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Picho, E.O., Paliszkiewicz, J. & Skarzyńska, E. (2023). Knowledge storage and organizational performance: an empirical study of National Teachers Colleges (NTCS) in Uganda. Polish Journal of Management Studies 27(1). DOI: 10.17512/pjms.2023.27.1.16