Operationalization of knowledge management in knowledge-intensive Pakistani banks: a qualitative case study

  • Received May 29, 2017;
    Accepted June 24, 2017;
    Published July 3, 2017
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    Volume 1 2017, Issue #1, pp. 36-45
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This exploratory study deals with the core issues related to the operationalization of knowledge management in knowledge-intensive Pakistani banks. In terms of scientific relevance, this study is important, because it contributes to the body of literature on knowledge management issues in the context of banks in Pakistan. A qualitative research approach involving semi-structured interviews with senior managers and HR heads was adopted for the study. A total of sixteen interviews were conducted with senior managers and HR heads. All the interviews were carried out face to face amongst purposively selected participants from four commercial banks. The research findings were derived from the rigorous analytical process based on the qualitative content analysis method for making replicable and valid inferences from data in their context. The findings indicate that the present knowledge management system of the banks in Pakistan has helped members to meet the information needs through capture and to share explicit knowledge.

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    • Table 1. Codification used in the process of obtaining qualitative data