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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)


The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email:
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

The Effect of Knowledge Management Practices on Employees' Innovative Performance
16 : Special Issue: ICIE 2014 ( 2015-06 )


The subject of  innovation has been considered an important factor that contributes to both growth and survival of mankind. Given the importance lead by innovation, researches from  multiple disciplines have attempted to answer to some critical questions like “what can be done to improve innovation at the workplace?” The management of knowledge is commonly recognized as an important antecedent towards innovation. The importance in finding the best process oriented approach as well as best industrial practices of knowledge management has surged steadily over the period due to rapid globalization and the need for organizations to seek competitive advantage. However, it is often argued that too much formalization of the best practice could actually hinder creativity and innovation within the organization. This research paper is aimed  to explore the influence of knowledge management practices on employees’ innovative performance in an organization perspective. Knowledge management practices within an organization can be defined by; knowledge acquisition, knowledge dissemination and finally responsiveness towards knowledge. In order to test the influence of these variables on employees’ innovative performance, seven hypotheses were developed based on the theoretical research framework. The quantitative survey approach was selected as the method to evaluate the significance of each hypothesis. The data collection results were from 384 usable questionnaires that had been previously distributed to multiple manufacturing firms in Malaysia. The results obtained from  this research conclude that knowledge management plays a vital role on supporting employees’ innovative performance within organizations. It also revealed that two types of knowledge management subcategories; knowledge acquisition and responsiveness to knowledge plays more significant role on encouraging employees’ innovative performance in comparison with knowledge dissemination. The managerial implications and limitations of current study were also discussed in the paper.

Author(s): Seyed Mohammadbagher Jafari - Iran - University of Tehran
Mariyayee Suppiah - Malaysia - Shell Business Service Centre SdnBhd
Thiaku Ramalingam - Malaysia - Multimedia University
Keywords: Knowledge Management, Innovation, Employees’ Performance, Best Practices, Malaysian Manufacturing Industries
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