This chapter presents the outcome of an empirical study titled Knowledge Sharing and Transfer (KST) that Really Works: An exploration of KST in Sub-Saharan South African Public Sector Institutions. Enablers of KST were explored through the lens of lived experiences of managers working at Gautrain Management Agency (GMA), a rail transport public sector operator in South Africa. Qualitative data were collected from 15 Managers and analysed using Thematic and TPCA qualitative analytical tools. Four themes, essential originating antecedent factors, complementary people enabling factors, organisational enabling factors and effective KST implementing factors, emerged. Rahman's KST model was adopted as a theoretical framework and used to better understand the study findings. The current study affirms two elements within the theoretical framework, namely, complementary people enabling factors and organisational enabling factors, while the remaining two, essential originating antecedent factors and effective KST implementing factors, were not affirmed. This study contributes a new KST framework that helps business managers understand KST from the South African public sector practitioners' perspectives, which represents this study's contribution to the business performance measurement body of knowledge and practice.
|Title of host publication||Contextualizing African Studies: Challenges and the way forward|
|Editors||K Omeihe, C Harrison|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 28 Apr 2023|