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Organizational Memory and Employee Performance in Federal Parastatals in Enugu State of Nigeria

Onyeizugbe Chinedu Uzochukwu

,

Okoroji Nnadozie Uchenna

Onyeizugbe Chinedu Uzochukwu 1 ,

Okoroji Nnadozie Uchenna 1 
  1. Department of Business Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. 1

Pages: 91-101

DOI: 10.18488/journal.74.2019.62.91.101

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Article History:

Received: 22 April, 2019
Revised: 30 May, 2019
Accepted: 05 July, 2019
Published: 29 August, 2019


Abstract:

Currently, the rate at which information is flowing from employer to employee makes it almost difficult for employees to ensure that all records have been read before attempting to destroy them. This study therefore examines organizational memory and employee performance in federal parastatals in Enugu state of Nigeria. The specific objective is to determine the extent of relationship that exists between shared knowledge and employee commitment of the parastatals in Enugu state of Nigeria. The study was guided by one research question and descriptive survey design was used. The study was anchored on Social Learning Theory by Bandura (1976). The population of the study is 120 staff and 92 were sampled. The data used was a primary data collected through structured questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS, 23). The findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between shared knowledge and employee commitment. The study recommends among others that parastatals should ensure that their employees are competent so as to measure to the innovative changes in the organization.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of the very few studies which have investigated the level of relationship that exists between organisational memory and employee performance with specific focus on shared knowledge and employee commitment of Federal parastatals in Nigerian environment.

Keywords:

Organisational memory, Employee performance, Shared knowledge, Employee commitment, Social learning theory, Federal parastatals.

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Funding:

This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

Both authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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