The role of leadership styles, organizational culture, and knowledge management in higher education institutions (HEI)

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Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute 54th Annual Conference

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Conference Proceeding

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Knowledge management (KM) strategies adopted by universities are either inadequate or inconsistent. Minimal research has explored the link between KM enablers and the effective implementation of KM in the context of HEI. This empirical study aims to investigate the relationship between transformational leadership, transactional leadership, organizational culture, KM effectiveness and organizational performance. The research employs structural equation modeling using Partial Least Square (SEM-PLS) to study the underlying relationships. Key findings suggest that organizational culture and transformational leadership contributed to KM effectiveness and that KM is essential for improving the performance of higher education institutions.