Knowledge Management Capability Assessment: Validating a knowledge assets measurement instrument

Ron Freeze, Uday Kulkarni

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Abstract

Measurement of organizational knowledge assets is necessary to determine the effectiveness of knowledge management initiatives. A Knowledge Management Capability Assessment instrument has been developed and operationalized to measure knowledge assets identified as Knowledge Capability Areas. A longitudinal field study is initiated in a large microchip manufacturing company to determine the reliability and validity of the KMCA and to assess the success of KM initiatives. In this paper, we provide the initial validation of the KMCA with empirical evidence from two business units of the company. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that four Knowledge Capability Areas can be conceptualized in terms of latent descriptor variables. Each capability area is identified as an overall latent factor influencing a set of latent descriptor variables. Second Order and General-Specific structural equation models of each capability area provide evidence of the validity of measurement of these knowledge assets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
EditorsR.H. Spraque, Jr.
Pages251
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2005
Event38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2005Jan 6 2005

Other

Other38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/3/051/6/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Freeze, R., & Kulkarni, U. (2005). Knowledge Management Capability Assessment: Validating a knowledge assets measurement instrument. In R. H. Spraque, Jr. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 251)