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STA630 - Research Methods Assignment No. 01 Solution & Discussion Spring 2017 Due Date Jul 19, 2017

STA630 - Research Methods Assignment No. 01 Solution & Discussion Spring 2017 Due Date Jul 19, 2017

Research Methods (STA630)

Spring 2017                                                                                                     Assignment No. 1

Due Date: 19 July, 2017                                                                                  Total Marks: 10

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Learning Objective: Objective of this assignment is to enhance student`s knowledge by involving them in research process.

 

Learning outcomes: Students will be able to understand variables, develop hypothesis and identify dimensions of concept.

 

Literature review:

 

Knowledge is considered as an important and essential strategic resource for a firm to attain competitive advantage. There is growing evidence that firms are increasingly investing in knowledge management (KM) initiatives and establishing a systematic KM process in order to acquire and better exploit this resource. Girard, J., and Girard, J. (2015) defines knowledge management (KM) as the process of generating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. Alavi and Leidner (2001) developed a framework for knowledge management process which consists of; knowledge creation (acquisition), knowledge storage/retrieval, knowledge transfer and knowledge application. Knowledge management strategies have potential to enhance firm’s performance by responding to new and unusual situations creatively (Choi, B., Poon, S. K., & Davis, J. G. 2008). Organization performance is defined as the actual output of an organization measured against its intended goals or objectives. The organizational performance has been basically classified into two categories; financial and non-financial performance. Financial performance takes into account different financial ratios and measurements i.e. Profits, Return on assets/investment, market growth rate and liquidity. Non-financial performance takes into account non-financial factors like Customer satisfaction, Operational/process efficiency and capacity building factors.

 

As knowledge management is key contributor to get competitive advantage researchers are exploring up to what extent knowledge management is enhancing organizational performance.

 

Activity required

 

Sr

Questions

 

 

 

Answers

Total

Obtained

no.

 

 

 

 

 

marks

marks

1

Identify dependent and independent variable.

 

2

 

2

Develop

relational

hypothesis

using

 

2

 

 

dependent and independent variable.

 

 

 

 

3

Identify  at  least  three  dimensions  for  each

 

6

 

 

concept/variable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

 

Alavi, M., & Leidner, D. E. (2001). Knowledge management and knowledge management systems: Conceptual foundations and research issues. MIS quarterly, 107-136.

 

Choi, B., Poon, S. K., & Davis, J. G. (2008). Effects of knowledge management strategy on organizational performance: A complementarity theory-based approach. Omega36(2), 235-251.

 

Girard, J., & Girard, J. (2015). Defining knowledge management: Toward an applied compendium. Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management3(1), 1-20.

 

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Sta 630.solution
knowledge management is independent variable
dependent variable is organizational performance.
Hypothesis no: 1 how km left sustainable effect on organizational performance.
No: 2 what is the ratio of effect of KM on organizational performance.
Dimension for KM:
KN CREATION,K TRANSFER etc.
dimension for org performance:
financial and non-financial performance

Sta630 Assignment no.1

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Question no.1

knowledge management is independent variable....
Dependent variable is organizational performance.

Question no.2
Hypothesis:
More u learn about knowledge management more organizational per performance would be increase...

Question no.3

dimension for KM:
KN CREATION,K TRANSFER etc.

Dimension for organizational performance:
financial and non-financial
performance

I don't understand question 3rd...plz explain me..

I thk may be i m right     

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Sr no.

Questions

answers

marks

1

 

Identify dependent and independent variable.

 

Knowledge management (independent variable)

Organizational performance (dependent variable)

 

2

 

 Develop relational hypothesis using dependent and independent variable

The rational hypothesis using dependent and independent variable is that

 

Knowledge management and use of knowledge capacities in an organization enhance organizations performance. There is a significant relationship between knowledge management and organizational performance.

 

 

3

 

 Identify at least three dimensions for each concept/variable

Dimensions for knowledge management

  • knowledge management process
  •  knowledge management structure
  •  knowledge management strategy

 

dimension for organizational performance

  • profit
  • growth
  • market performance
  • customer/employees

 

 

 

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