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ERIC Number: EJ1175328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5626
Transferring Knowledge from Universities to Organizations by Business Students: Findings from a Developing Country
Raza, Syed Ali; Najmi, Arsalan; Shah, Nida
Journal of Workplace Learning, v30 n3 p199-215 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the significance of knowledge transfer (KT) from universities to organizations by employing in-service employees, who are working in organizations and at the same time studying in the universities, as the channel. Design/methodology/approach: By using survey methodology, data were collected from 216 in-service business students via self-administered questionnaires and partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) was applied. Findings: The results revealed that intrinsic motivation, psychological hardiness, functional value and innovative culture significantly predict the acquired knowledge which henceforth positively affects KT. Research limitations/implications: Data from business students of the single university were extracted which limits the findings, and hence directed future researchers to explore further. Practical implications: Interactive, case study-based training and others implications are discussed to effectively transfer the knowledge from universities to organizations. Originality/value: The role of in-service employed students is of significant importance, as students exist as an intermediary between organizations and universities, and so both universities and organizations should make maximum use of the said channel for an effective KT.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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