د. عمار عبد الأمير زوين ( أستاذ مساعد )
كلية الادارة و الاقتصاد - ادارة الاعمال
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TQM Core Elements and Knowledge Sharing: An Empirical Study of Iraqi HEIs‎
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إدارة التخصص العام:
Ammar Abdulameer Ali Zwain اسم الناشر:
Lim Kong Teong, Siti Norezam Othman اسماء المساعدين:
British Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences‎ الجهة الناشرة:
Economics, Finance and Management Sciences  
2011 سنة النشر:


This study aimed to explore empirically the relationship between the core elements of Total Quality Management (TQM) and knowledge sharing as perceived by academic leadership in Iraqi higher education institutions (HEIs). The study was based on a survey design and time horizon was cross-sectional with least researcher’s interference. Considering the domain of this study, the survey was carried out in 64 colleges selected randomly from four public universities in Iraq, which adopted quality improvement practices. The final number of participates for this study was 40 colleges. The study hypotheses were tested using correlation and multivariate analyses. The results supported all hypotheses posited for the study, suggesting that HEIs can benefit from TQM core elements. The correlation analysis indicated that all core elements of TQM have significant correlations with knowledge sharing. Regression analyses indicated significantly positive relationships among the study’s constructs. Furthermore, statistical analysis also indicated that the TQM core elements should be implemented holistically rather than individually. In conclusion, this study provided insight and further understanding of the effect of TQM core elements on knowledge sharing, and therefore, allows practitioners to get in depth knowledge about the impact of TQM core elements in HEIs context.