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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 3)
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Utilization of ICT in Knowledge Management at the Ghana Volta River Authority

G.O. Ofori-Dwumfuo and R.E. Kommey
Corresponding Author:  G.O. Ofori-Dwumfuo 

Key words:  ICT use, knowledge creation and sharing, knowledge management, organizational learning, SECI model, VRA Ghana,
Vol. 5 , (3): 91-102
Submitted Accepted Published
January 12, 2013 February 07, 2013 May 25, 2013
Abstract:

This study investigates the use of ICT tools in Knowledge Management in the Ghanaian state organization, Volta River Authority (VRA), in achieving set goals. Knowledge Management seeks to develop a strategy for capturing, sharing, distributing, using and transferring knowledge across an organization in order for it to improve efficiency and increase competitive edge. A Knowledge Management system creates an enabling environment to foster better knowledge and experience sharing, so that the organization can leverage its collective knowledge. The adoption and use of ICT has raised the need for organizations to come out with new methods, policies, tools and techniques to develop frameworks, processes and technologies so as to promote effective management of knowledge. Our research uses the SECI model for knowledge creation and sharing as its conceptual framework. Our findings show that the concept of ICT in Knowledge Management is still a relatively new at VRA, even though ICT tools are widely used. VRA management would, therefore, have to adopt a Knowledge Management policy, framework and governance and integrate the concept into its strategic plan in order to enhance meeting the organizationís goals of competitive advantage.
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G.O. Ofori-Dwumfuo and R.E. Kommey, 2013. Utilization of ICT in Knowledge Management at the Ghana Volta River Authority.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 5(3): 91-102.
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