Document Type : Research Article


1 University Lecturer Oromia State University, Adama, Oromia, Ethiopia

2 Professor School of Management Studies Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India


1) Purpose: the very purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of knowledge
management practice on good governance in Ethiopian universities under the mediating
role of servant leadership
2) Design/methodology/approach: The paper was quantitatively designed. To determine
representative sample size, the Cochran formula was adopted. Accordingly, 369
academicians and academic leaders were chosen from the top ten Ethiopia Universities
based on the 2020/21 evaluation report of the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher
Education. To undertake a critical data analysis, a path analysis model was adopted.
Different statistical tools were implemented to test the robustness of the newly produced
3) Findings:Both empirical and path analysis evidences indicate that knowledge
management practices are passive to directly and significantly influence universities'
governance system unless mediated by servant leadership values.
4) Practical implication: This investigation will be a signal in that it may awaken leaders,
academicians, and authorized stakeholders in Ethiopian universities to pay attention to
knowledge management practices, servant leadership, and good governance. Being
inspired by this investigation, universities in Ethiopia may undertake institutional
transformation. The investigation may also oblige them to revisit their organizational
visions, mission, goals, structure, policies, and strategies.