Knowledge Sharing Among Academic Staff the Case of Catering and Tourism Training Institute (CTTI)

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Addis Ababa University


Today, every hospitality business depends on employees' competence and quality. Additionally, knowledge, skills, and thoughts lead to the industry's survival and development. TVET has been established to produce a mid and lower-level competent labor force that reduces poverty and develops the country’s economy. TVET instructors can prevent the loss of knowledge through knowledge sharing activities. People mostly prefer to acquire knowledge rather than contribute. Thus, institutes need to create a knowledge sharing network and encourage the staff to share knowledge. Knowledge can be shared among faculty staff and in collaboration with external enterprises, not only shared with students and society. CTTI is one of the academic institutes that academicians can share their knowledge through lectures and research. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the overall current practices of knowledge sharing among academic staff in CTTI. The study employed an explanatory survey research design. Primarily, the data source were questionnaires. Secondary data were gathered from previous research works and documents of the institute. Census sampling techniques were employed to collect the questionnaire. SPSS version 20 was used to organize and analyze the quantitative data. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics were used to explain the current KS activity of the institute. Correlation analysis was used to explain the relationship between factors of knowledge sharing. In addition, multiple regression was employed to identify the most influential predictors. The finding shows that CTTI has a poor organizational structure and infrastructural support with intermediate organizational culture and individual activities for knowledge sharing. The study concludes that CTTI's knowledge sharing practice is inefficient due to a lack of a clear strategy and inconsistent engagement in knowledge sharing activities. Thus, the study recommended that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MOCT) should improve and produce policy and strategy documents on knowledge sharing. The management of CTTI should also link knowledge sharing activities with employees' performance appraisals and put them on their job descriptions.



Knowledge, Knowledge Sharing, Ctti