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Subject Area: Information and Knowledge Management

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Implementation of KM strategies in the Malaysian telecommunication industry: An empirical analysis


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Title:Implementation of KM strategies in the Malaysian telecommunication industry: An empirical analysis
Author(s):Chin Wei Chong, (Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia), Siong Choy Chong, (Institut Putra, Melaka, Malaysia), Kuan Yew Wong, (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia)
Citation:Chin Wei Chong, Siong Choy Chong, Kuan Yew Wong, (2007) "Implementation of KM strategies in the Malaysian telecommunication industry: An empirical analysis", VINE, Vol. 37 Iss: 4, pp.452 - 470
Keywords:Knowledge management, Malaysia, Telecommunications
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/03055720710838524 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

PurposeThis purpose of this paper is to assess the perceived importance and actual implementation of four knowledge management (KM) strategies, i.e. culture; leadership; information technology; and measurement, in the Malaysian telecommunication industry.

Design/methodology/approachData were collected from 289 telecommunication organizations in Malaysia and analyzed using indices and parametric statistics.

FindingsThe paired t-test results show significant differences among all the KM strategies in terms of their importance and actual implementation. Strategies such as technology, culture and leadership are moderately implemented, with measurement being the least implemented factor.

Research limitations/implicationsThis paper focuses on KM implementation rather than on learning and knowledge utilization.

Practical implicationsMalaysian telecommunication organizations should give equal attention to the implementation of all the four KM strategies. They need to have proper planning and overcome any problem or difficulty for the four KM strategies to be implemented smoothly, and subsequently narrow the gaps between the perceived importance and actual implementation of these strategies. Such viable practice will significantly help the government of Malaysia to achieve the K-Economy status and Vision 2020.

Originality/valueThis study is perhaps one of the first to empirically investigate and compare the perceived importance and actual implementation of the four KM strategies in the Malaysian telecommunication industry.



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