Interaction Between Knowledge Management Practices, Innovation and Job Creation in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nigeria

Rosaline Opeke, Bright-Light Felix Allen, Jacob Opele


Knowledge and its management are essential tools for job creation, economic growth, and development. Despite its importance, not many organizations are making adequate use of their knowledge assets. The current study examined the influence of knowledge management practices and innovation on job creation in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. 440 out of the population of 879 employees of the commission was used for the study. Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics such as percentage distribution, mean and standard deviation as well as regression analysis. The findings revealed an overall moderate extent of job creation in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, it indicates a high extent of knowledge management practices, it shows a high extent of innovation management practices. The study concluded that knowledge management processes were a significant predictor of job creation in the region (Adjusted R2 =.413, F (1, 306) = 217.418, P < .05). It was recommended that authority of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) should strive to maintain their level of knowledge and innovation management practices with a view to improving employment generation and general development of the area.

Keywords: Knowledge management, Practices, Innovation, Job creation

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/9-2-05

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