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Knowledge management mechanisms for attrition control in private higher learning institutions

Annamalai, Muthukkaruppan and Md Sabri, Sabiroh and Amin, Salmiah (2012) Knowledge management mechanisms for attrition control in private higher learning institutions. In: Knowledge Management International Conference (KMICe) 2012, 4 – 6 July 2012, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Private Higher Learning Institutions (PHLI) are concerned about student attrition because the cost related to the delivery of education is sensitive to the student enrolment. While mentoring is a useful approach for attrition control, such systems are often not well established in PHLI due to high turnover of lecturers who play the role of mentors and are also attributed to weak institutional follow-through. Apropos Knowledge Management(KM) mechanisms can help to equip the mentors with the requisite capabilities, as well as, facilitate the reinforcement of the institutional network and commitment to effectively deal with attrition.Consequently, the paper outlines a systematic approach for implementing an organised array of KM mechanisms for attrition control in PHLI. Our proposal is based on case studies involving two PHLI in Malaysia, analysed according to exemplar student integration and attrition models, and espouses intervention strategies through a mentoring program.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9789832078661 Organized by: UUM College of Art & Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge Management Mechanisms; Attrition Control Strategies; Mentoring Program; Higher Learning Institution.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2014 00:36
Last Modified: 25 May 2015 01:38
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10824

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