Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development

  • Jack WuEmail author
  • Man Fung Lo
  • Artie W. Ng
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_175


Knowledge management can be broadly referred to as the process of creating, utilizing, sharing, storing, and managing knowledge and information within an organization to achieve its objectives. It draws upon interdisciplinary literature from business administration, information systems, management, and library and information sciences.


Dynamic external environments continue to evolve in various sectors, while the education sector is not immune from such rapid changes among the externalities that are concerned about sustainability. In the recent years, it is observed that higher education institutions have continued to develop in an unsustainable way and resisted to change (Lozano et al. 2013). Nowadays, these institutions face keen competitions from both local and overseas players, which raise a number of challenges like student enrollment, graduates’ employability, and research grant applications. Prior studies argue that knowledge management (KM) can play an...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Professional Education and Executive DevelopmentThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHung HomHong Kong
  2. 2.School of Professional Education and Executive Development, College of Professional and Continuing EducationThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Evangelos Manolas
    • 1
  1. 1.Democritus University of ThraceThraceGreece