Authors: Kofand Anwar1 & Chra Ghafoor2
1Business Administration, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Iraq
2Business Administration, Komar University of Science and Technology, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Abstract: In today’s modern global education, universities are required to enhance their employees’ performance in order to survive. Knowledge management is one of the essential key sources for innovation and transformation in education sectors. This study is aimed to examine the relationship between the knowledge management processes and private universities’ performance in Kurdistan. The researchers used a quantitative research method to test the developed research hypotheses. The researchers distributed 120 surveys at private universities in Kurdistan; however only 113 surveys were filled and received back from the participants, therefore the sample size for the current study is 113 participants. This study is able to reveal that knowledge management is a key driver of education sectors’ performance and a significant instrument for profitability, competitiveness and survival. Thus producing, using, sharing and managing knowledge efficiently is fundamental for education sectors to take full advantage of the value of knowledge. The findings of this study revealed that there is positive relationship between knowledge transfer and organizational performance in private universities, comparing with other knowledge management process.
Keywords: Knowledge Management Processes, Kurdistan, Organizational Performance, Private University
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