This paper focuses on the reflections of a doctoral research that evaluated the challenges of the adoption and implementation of a knowledge management (KM) initiative through the experiences of the knowledge champions. The African/Nigerian socio-cultural view was used to explore the narrative accounts of the knowledge champions. A case study research was carried out using qualitative approaches. Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used in data analysis. The findings demonstrated the ability to ground KM adoption within a socio-cultural specific context helped in making sense of the organizational KM experience. The paper serves as an academic expression to the current generation of KM researchers and practitioners of African/Nigerian descent and takes time to reflect on African/Nigerian socio-cultural realities in KM adoption. The use of African psychology steps outside of the limits of Western KM theory to evaluate the KM experiences in this organization. As such, it holds the promise of bridging a research gap that validates African/Nigerian indigenous KM practices in organizations.
OKEKE, Okeoma John-Paul
"Reflections of a Doctoral Research on Knowledge Management (KM) through an Afrocentric lens in a Nigerian Oil Corporation,"
The African Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/ajis/vol10/iss1/3