Environmental Factors of Knowledge Management Model for Implementation and Adoptation in the Construction Industry

Katun M. Idris, Kolawole A. Richard, Abdullahi Y. Waziri


This paper presents a knowledge management (KM) environmental factor model that encompasses a set of the hypothesized model for KM environmental factor and measurement models for adaptation and application. Two hundred and fourty five questionnaire surveys were administered for the research. The hypothesized model of KM environmental factor was tested using structural equation modeling approach with a proposed model developed. Five constructs of KM environmental factors were considered and analyzed; culture, strategy, organization information, management leadership, and rules/regulation with their reliability and Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient of 0.82, 0.919, 0.85, 0.79, and 0.86 respectively. Similarly, all fit indices and factor loadings were significant leading to a prudent model attainment. The study offers a foundation for understanding some modest predisposition of the industry as it enters KM. Construction industry and researchers can adopt the model to serve as a guide for adoption and implementation.

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