PhD, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria
PhD, Department of Management and Accounting, College of Management and Social Sciences, Summit University, Offa, Nigeria
PhD, Department of Business & Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Governance, Kwara State University, Malete.
Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria
This paper summarizes the arguments and counterarguments within the scientific discussion on the issue of knowledge management and their impact on the financial performance of economic entities. It is determined that despite the key role of knowledge both for the development of the country (which in the 21st century is based mainly on knowledge) and to increase the value of the company, today companies do not fully use arrays of knowledge and data, which forms barriers to increase competitiveness in the strategic perspective. The main purpose of this study is to assess the impact of knowledge management on the financial performance of companies. Data for the study were obtained from a primary source based on a structured questionnaire with which Dangote Flourmills staff worked. The methodology of the work is a software product for statistical data processing – STATA 11, while the data analysis was performed on the basis of regression analysis, which was used to test hypotheses at the level of 5% significance. The analysis of the data confirmed the significance of the impact of all indicators of knowledge management on the financial performance of the economic entity. The results theoretically confirmed and empirically proved that strategic leadership, organizational culture, information and communication technologies, effective human resource management practices have a significant impact on financial performance. This study concludes that knowledge management has a significant impact on the financial performance of businesses. The paper states that knowledge management activities help to focus the company’s management on the accumulation, storage and use of knowledge to solve problems, dynamic learning, strategic planning and making sound financial and economic decisions. The authors have formed the following recommendations: assistance from the management of the company to exchange knowledge, training and professional development; introduction of the latest digital technologies to improve communication and management mechanisms, based on the specifics, features and needs of companies; ensuring and developing a corporate culture that allows you to balance and coordinate the actions of management policy.
Keywords: knowledge management, human resources, strategic leadership, organizational culture, financial results of the company.
JEL Classification: G32.
Cite as: Brimah, B. A., Olanipekun, W. D., Bamidele, A. G., Ibrahim, M. (2020). Knowledge Management and its Effects on Financial Performance: Evidence from Dangote Flour Mills, Ilorin. Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks, 4(2), 34-42. https://doi.org/10.21272/fmir.4(2).34-42.2020.
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