Knowledge Transfer and Organizational Performance of Companies Listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange

Joan Lilian Ogendo


The study examines the effect of knowledge transfer on organizational performance. Knowledge transfer is represented by the constructs of socialization, internalization, externalization and combination. Using a structural questionnaire, data on the study variables were obtained from 36 companies listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study findings reveal that knowledge transfer has significant effect on organizational performance. A theoretical implication of the study illustrates the contradiction by some organizations on the knowledge based theory of the firm regarding the existence of common knowledge for operation. Methodological implication shows the operationalization of knowledge transfer as independent variable and organizational performance as dependent variable. The researchers recommend future research on knowledge retention and other concepts of knowledge management using longitudinal and case studies.

Key Words: Knowledge Transfer, Organizational Performance

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