Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 12, No 1 (2016)

Does Tacit Knowledge Predict Organizational Performance? A Scrutiny of Firms in the Upstream Sector in Nigeria

Odiri Vincent E


This paper investigates tacit knowledge and organizational performance in Nigeria.  The study adopted a survey research design using questionnaire.  A sample size of 504 employees was randomly selected from 3 different oil firms in Nigeria. An instrument titled “tacit knowledge management scale and organizational performance scale was used to obtain data for the study.  The data obtained were analyzed using inferential statistics. In addition, the multi-collinearity diagnoses of tacit knowledge and organizational performance was included. The result of the analysis reveals that tacit knowledge is linearly correlated with organizational performance. This implies that tacit knowledge predicts organizational performance. On the basis of the above, it was recommended among others that since tacit knowledge is seen to actually predict organizational performance, it should be properly managed taking into consideration all the factors in the environment that tend to have any relationship with the management of tacit knowledge and organizational performance.


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