This paper aims to assess knowledge management maturity at HEI to determine the most effecting variables on knowledge
management that enhance the total performance of the organization. This study was applied on Al-Azhar University in Gaza strip,
This paper depends on Asian productivity organization model that used to assess KM maturity. Second dimension assess high
performance was developed by the authors. The controlled sample was (364). Several statistical tools were used for data analysis
and hypotheses testing, including reliability Correlation using Cronbach’s alpha, “ANOVA”, Simple Linear Regression and Step
The overall findings of the current study suggest that KMM is suitable for measuring and lead to enhance high performance. KMM
assessment shows that the university maturity level is in level three. Findings also support the main hypothesis and it is subhypotheses.
The most important factors effecting high performance are: Processes, KM leadership, People, KM Outcomes,
Knowledge Process. Furthermore the current study is unique by the virtue of its nature, scope and way of implied investigation, as
it is the first study at HEI in Palestine explores the status of KMM using the Asian productivity model.