A SmartPLS Visiting to Knowledge Retention: A Study Among SMEs in Peninsular Malaysia

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  • Ahmad Fadhly Arham Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), 78000 Melaka, Malaysia
  • Nor Sabrena Norizan Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), 78000 Melaka, Malaysia
  • Mohd Natashah Norizan Faculty of Electronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Kampus Alam UniMAP, Pauh Putra, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Firdhaus Arham Pusat Citra Universiti, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Syahrul Nizam Ibrahim Flexigrid Services Sdn. Bhd., 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0079

Keywords:

Knowledge retention, organizational culture, management support, succession planning initiatives, SmartPLS

Abstract

Maintaining knowledgeable employees is a challenge for most organizations.  Many SMEs have recently suffered from the loss of knowledge as a result of employees leaving the organization.  When employees leave, the organization may suffer from the loss of knowledge, impact on overall productivity, and the organization’s profit.  Much previous research has been conducted on succession planning and knowledge management, but there has been a lack of studies concentrated on succession planning and its impact on knowledge retention.  Thus, the aim of this study is to determine the direct impact of succession planning initiatives on knowledge retention among SMEs in Peninsular Malaysia.  Quantitative methods and survey questionnaires were used to target employees working in SMEs and holding a managerial position in the services and manufacturing sector.  81 respondents participated in this study and the SmartPLS 3.0 software was used to analyse the findings. Empirical findings show that there are two variables related to succession planning initiatives which are management support and organizational culture that contributed significantly towards knowledge retention. Implications of the study are also discussed.

 

Received: 17 January 2021 / Accepted: 20 May 2021 / Published: 8 July 2021

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2021-07-08

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Arham, A. F. ., Norizan, N. S. ., Norizan, M. N. ., Arham, A. F. ., & Ibrahim, S. N. . (2021). A SmartPLS Visiting to Knowledge Retention: A Study Among SMEs in Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 11(4), 88. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0079

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