Influence of knowledge management enablers and processes on a sustainable manufacturing performance in Nigeria
Chibueze Callistus Duru 1 * , Colin Fu 2 , Michael Nimo 1
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1 University of West London, London, UK2 University of Surrey, Guildford, UK* Corresponding Author


The research objective is to investigate the impact of knowledge management (KM) enablers and processes on the performance of Nigeria’s manufacturing sector. The poor performance in Nigeria’s public and private sectors has been linked to insufficient or non-existent KM implementation methods. Survey questionnaires were distributed to the members of Manufacturing Association of Nigeria. Of the 500 survey questionnaires distributed, 424 were returned correctly completed representing about 84% response rate. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and multi-regression analysis. The results show that KM enablers variables (management leadership, information technology, infrastructure, and organizational culture) and KM process variables significantly contribute to manufacturing performance except for knowledge application. The research adds to the general knowledge by shedding more light on the impact of KM enablers and processes for sustainable manufacturing from an African perspective. Also, it provides academic support for investing more resources in sustainable KM-based manufacturing in Nigeria.


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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2023, Volume 7, Issue 3, Article No: em0226

Publication date: 01 Jul 2023

Online publication date: 10 Jun 2023

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