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The paper “ Knowledge Management and System Thinking in Deanship of Research” is an affecting example of the research paper on management. In the 21st century, studies and literature on knowledge management have intensified in different economies as management theorists try to bring something new to the field of management. Raš ula, Vukš ić, and Š temberger (2012, p. 147) stated that for several firms, the fast technological change in this era has put pressure on companies to implement knowledge management to put them ahead of the rest in terms of strategy. It means knowledge has currently become one of the most crucial factors of production almost similar to land, labor, and capital (Raš ula, Vukš ić & Š temberger 2012, p. 147).

Despite the current focus of embracing knowledge management as part of the organizational culture, managers still face challenges of adopting this concept due to various challenges of technology and inadequate knowledge of management. Research into Deanship of Research at Sultan Qaboos University shows that that institution faces serious challenges in the quest to adopting knowledge management hence shortcomings in knowledge sharing and dissemination (AlRashdi & Srinivas 2016, p.

32). Therefore, this report will analyze various challenges the institution faces in starting a knowledge management initiative and how this affects knowledge sharing and dissemination in reference to people, technology, and process. 2.0 Literature Review2.1 KM Definitions and ConceptsWith the study of knowledge management increasing in recent years, various definitions have been proposed by different management theories. Booker, Bontis and Serenko (2008, p. 236) knowledge management shortened as KM is described as the practice of using a logical approach to the development, capture, structure and disseminate knowledge all through the organization to increase efficiency, re-apply the best practices, and decrease the tiresome rework that managers or employees can face if they are to work from one project to another.

On the other hand, Bhojaraju (2005, p. 37) defined knowledge management as the practice of collecting, structuring, and sharing staffs knowledge capital all over the organization.

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