Building a Competitive Public Sector with Knowledge Management Strategy

Building a Competitive Public Sector with Knowledge Management Strategy

Yousif Al-Bastaki (University of Bahrain, Bahrain) and Amani Shajera (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 514
ISBN13: 9781466644342|ISBN10: 1466644346|EISBN13: 9781466644359|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4434-2


Organizational strategies in the public sector are constantly changing and growing. In order for organizations to remain successful and competitive, they must ensure that the stream of knowledge is managed effectively.

Building a Competitive Public Sector with Knowledge Management Strategy explores different practices and theories of knowledge management, providing an efficient way of sustaining knowledge to improve organizational learning and enhance company performance. By intelligently analyzing current research, this publication is beneficial to managers, practitioners, and researchers interested in increasing their knowledge management strategies in the public sector.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Organizations
  • Leadership Initiatives
  • Management Science
  • Organizational Research
  • Public and Sector Management

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors in computer information systems, business, and management survey recent theory, strategies, and practices in managing and sustaining knowledge management (KM) in public sector organizations. Cases are presented from Spain, Italy, South Africa, and Finland. Some subjects examined include KM initiatives in the Indian public sector, government as a partner in KM, lessons from the private sector, facilitating knowledge sharing among employees in the workplace, and decision-making processes based on knowledge gained from spatial data. The book is of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in KM, organizational performance, public administration, information technology, and change management. The editors are affiliated with the University of Bahrain.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Yousif AL-Bastaki received a BSc. degree from University of Bahrain, Msc from University of Leeds, UK and a PhD degree from University of Nottingham, UK. Recently he has been appointed as an IT advisor at the Deputy Prime Minster at the Kingdom of Bahrain and previously worked as the Dean of College of IT at the University of Bahrain. Currently he is an associate professor and the Dean of Admission and Registration at the University of Bahrain. His research interests are Neural Networks, genetic algorithms E-Learning, Distance Education and e-government strategies and implementation.
Amani Shajera is a head of the Quality Assurance and Organisational Excellence Unit at the University of Bahrain (UOB) she is also a lecturer at the College of Business Administration at UOB. She has participated in various national, governmental and United Nations projects. Amani holds a Master degree in Total Quality and Performance Management from University of Bradford, School of Management, UK. Her research interests are Public Sector Management, Knowledge Management, Human Resource Management and Organisational Performance. She has published papers in those fields and she is co-editor of “Building Competitive Public Sector with Knowledge Management Strategy” book.