Framework for The Establishment of Knowledge Repository in Polytechnic Malaysia

  • Mohd Norhadi Muda UKM
  • Zawiyah M. Yusof UKM


One way of retaining knowledge is through the establishment of a knowledge repository. Other than preservation purpose, the repository enables the deposited knowledge be retrieved for further usage. Polytechnic Malaysia a part of Institution of Higher Learning has been implementing knowledge sharing initiative without any guide or framework. Thus, knowledge sharing is carried impulsively not according to any standard or current best practice. In addition, the factors which influence the initiative were also not known.  It is the objective of this paper to propose a conceptual framework for knowledge sharing initiatives which then lead to the establishment of a knowledge repository for the Polytechnic in Malaysia. Qualitative approach is adopted by means of reviewing the literature in the area. The Technology, Organization and Environmental Theory (TOE) used as a base for proposing the conceptual framework. Such a framework could serve as a guideline for planning knowledge sharing initiatives for the Polytechnics in Malaysia.

Author Biography

Mohd Norhadi Muda, UKM
How to Cite
MUDA, Mohd Norhadi; M. YUSOF, Zawiyah. Framework for The Establishment of Knowledge Repository in Polytechnic Malaysia. Politeknik & Kolej Komuniti Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, dec. 2016. ISSN 0128-2883. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2019.