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Background and Aim:Â Knowledge management is one of the most interesting and challenging issues of the management in the new millennium. Educational and research institutions such as libraries and information centers are the most suitable places for the implementation of knowledge management programs. This study aims at identification and ranking the factors affecting the implementation of knowledge management based on TOPSIS technique in libraries of Bandar Abbas Medical Sciences University.
Materials and Method: This research is a descriptive survey study. The population consists of librarians of libraries of Bandar Abbas Medical Sciences University (88 persons) in 2012-2013, due to the limited size of population, the sampling wasnât done. To collect data, a researcher-made questionnaire on the basis of Bukowitz and Williamâs model was used.
Â Face validity was confirmed by experienced professors and the reliability was estimated to be 0.80 using Cronbachâs Alpha. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics by SPSS software.
Results: Results showed that all the factors of Bukowitz and Williamâs model (finding, use, learning, sharing, evaluation, development / maintenance, and the removal of the knowledge) in the implementation of KM in the libraries ofÂ Bandar Abbas Medical Sciences University are effective. In ranking the factors based on TOPSIS technique, it was seen that âknowledge sharingâ is the most important factor and âthe removal of knowledgeâ has the least impact on the implementation of knowledge management.
Conclusion: Implementing of these programs in health environments where knowledge sharing is important, leads to present better services, to facilitate learning, teaching, and research. Therefore, understanding effective factors and ranking them is very important. According to the obtained results, Bukowitz and Williamâs model is a comprehensive model for the successful implementation of knowledge management.