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Impact of Training and Development on Employees’ Knowledge Sharing Capability in a Food Processing Organisation

-, Alayande Marvelous (2021) Impact of Training and Development on Employees’ Knowledge Sharing Capability in a Food Processing Organisation. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Knowledge sharing is one of today’s evolving issues in Human Resources Management which has been attracting a great deal of research; it is one of the phases of knowledge management which is seen as an advantageous tool within a company’s strategy. Scholars have argued that opportunity for organizations to share, implement and develop new knowledge is the cornerstone of competitiveness while the success or failure of any organization is resting on the efficient management of its employees’ knowledge as well as the spread of this knowledge among the various categories of its employees. Past studies has tended towards the effect of training and development on employees’ performance and organizational productivity without due consideration for training and development as the source of knowledge acquisition to equally influence employees’ knowledge sharing, especially in Nigeria. Consequently, this study examined the impact of training and development on employees’ knowledge sharing in a food processing company in Nigeria. This study strived to empirically investigate the impact of mentorship and team work training methods on knowledge sharing in a food processing company in Nigeria. The study adopted quantitative research design, deductive research approach and survey research strategy in investigating the impact of mentorship and team work training methods on knowledge sharing in a food processing company in Nigeria. The target population of this study was 2,300 direct employees of this company, out of which 341 samples which spanned across employees in the upper, middle and low levels of the company was taken using Taro Yamane approach. Data were collected through online questionnaire and analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The study thus found that in Nigerian food processing company, training of employees by mentorship significantly enhanced the sharing of organizational knowledge and skills among the employees. Furthermore, finding revealed that team work training was a positive and significant driver of organizational knowledge sharing in Nigerian food processing company. Based on these findings, it was concluded that training and development significantly and positively influences sharing of organizational knowledge among the employees of food processing companies in Nigeria. In line with this conclusion, it was recommended that human resource managers and policy makers should prioritize mentoring and team work for incorporation while formulating policies concerning employees’ training and development programme as this will enhance the capability of employees to share organizational knowledge among themselves.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Food Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Knowledge Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Training and Development
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 11:15
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 11:15
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5343

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