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The Impact of Knowledge Management Processes on Innovation Implementation: Nigerian Manufacturing (Published)

The Nigerian manufacturing industry significantly influences national economic diversification and growth. However, it faces several challenges, including insufficient infrastructure, talent shortages, and foreign direct investment.  The study investigates how KM processes impact innovation in the Nigerian industry. We surveyed 424 manufacturers and found that better KM processes (acquisition, creation, application, and sharing) lead to improved innovation implementation. The results demonstrated that KM processes considerably impacted innovation implementation in the Nigerian manufacturing sector. Knowledge acquisition, creation, application, sharing, and storage all have a favourable effect on innovation implementation ability. The findings emphasise the significance of adequate information flow, investment in research and development, and technological capabilities for promoting innovation. This study shows the link between KM practices and innovation outcomes in the Nigerian industry. This study has implications for improving competitiveness and sustainability. A work environment that prioritizes continuous learning, collaboration, and technology for knowledge management would be beneficial.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Processes, Manufacturing, and innovation implementation

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