Volume 5, Number 1 / February issue 2019
Al-Majhaddi, Ali Saleh
Knowledge management as an approach for enhancing competitive capabilities in Majmaah University from a strategic perspective: An Applied Study

This study represents a theoretical and empirical study to recognize the influence of strategic knowledge management on enhancing competitive capabilities. It aims to investigate the extent to which Majmaah University apply the knowledge management approach, determine the contribution of this approach in building the Universities' competitive capabilities, and identify the most important constraints that adversely affect the strategic knowledge management processes in Majmaah University. The study also aims to clarify the nature of knowledge management and determine its reliability as a strategic perspective in enhancing the Competitive Capabilities of Majmaah University. Through the survey study conducted by the researcher, the problem of the study is summarized as follows: The Majmaah University facing a variety of academic and administrative problems and obstacles, due to the relative novelty of this university, which was created with the increasing social demand for education in Saudi Arabia.
Therefore the Emerging Universities in general and Majmaah University in particular, have to develop its strategies and use new strategic approaches for the best exploitation for their strategic capabilities, knowledge is the most important, in order to build competitive capabilities that enable them to survive in the competitive environment of rapid change inside and outside Saudi Arabia, and enable them to keep up with technological and informational development in a highly competitive environment.
For testing hypotheses, the researcher depends on secondary data, which composed the theoretical frame of the study. In addition to the primary data that have been collected through personal interviews and the questionnaire that consist of forty questions. The revised questionnaire was then distributed to 150 academic members from deans and agents of Majmaah University colleges, a total of 95 correct responses were received with a rate 63.33% (some of these questionnaires are collected through e-mails).
As regards the results of hypotheses test, it has been confirmed that the basic hypothesis has been accepted that there's a positive relationship with statistically significant between the strategic knowledge management and enhancing the competitive capability of Majmaah University. And also the sub-hypotheses have been accepted that there's a significant relationship between the organizational culture that supports knowledge, leadership of knowledge, the flexible organizational structure & effective information technology respectively and between enhancing the competitive capability of Majmaah University. Finally, researcher presents a proposed framework for applying knowledge management approach from a strategic perspective in Majmaah University that enables it to achieve competitive capabilities, as this framework can be generalized for emerging Saudi Universities to strengthen its competitive position in the highly competitive environment.
Keywords: Knowledge Management, Competitive Capabilities, Strategic Perspective, Majmaah University

Cite this article:
Al-Majhaddi, Ali Saleh. Knowledge management as an approach for enhancing competitive capabilities in Majmaah University from a strategic perspective: An Applied Study. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 5(1)2019, 29-40.


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