Effect of Knowledge Management on Organizational Performance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Case Study in Ethiopian Agricultural Trans-Formation Agency (Ata)

Haimanot Seifu, Mekuanint Abera Timbula, Emnet Negash

Abstract


Knowledge management and knowledge resources have gained much importance in recent years and are said to improve organizational performance. However, the effects of knowledge management practices on organizational performance are not well known especially in the case of public organizations. This research had examined the effects of knowledge management practices on organizational performance at Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency. The study adopted explanatory research. Questionnaires were adopted on the basis of literature review. The questionnaires were also used to collect data from members of staff; respondents were selected through a random sampling method with sample size of 140 respondents. The completed questionnaires were edited for completeness and consistency, checked for errors and analyzed using statistical package for social science (SPPS 20) frequencies, percentages and multiple correlations for quantitative analysis. The study recommends Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency should ensure a formalized way of acquiring knowledge from its employee and implement knowledge sharing practices that enable the employees to learn from each other. Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency should also revise Organizational structure in accordance with the knowledge management element to enhance the effect of organizational performance and use advanced technologies to enhance its knowledge management practice.


Keywords


Knowledge Resources, Resource Planning, Agricultural Transformation Agency

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