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This paper gives an overview of knowledge management (KM) research in Zimbabwe and analyses the most significant research trends and patterns from 2010 to 2022. The literature review technique was used to collect data, focusing on characteristics of publication outputs, focus of the researches, research methods, and summary of key findings. Findings show that research in knowledge management is still limited in Zimbabwe. The corporate sector receives the most focus from KM researchers, followed by knowledge-oriented institutions, the public sector, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), media organisations, and agriculture-related enterprises. Universities, despite being both knowledge factories and large consumers of knowledge, are implementing knowledge management only to a limited extent. The common research themes include knowledge management technologies, firm performance, knowledge sharing, and knowledge management challenges. The qualitative approach is the most preferred research methodology, while interviews and questionnaires are the most often utilised data collection methods.