Knowledge management in the energy sector:review and future directions

Edwards, John S. (2008). Knowledge management in the energy sector:review and future directions. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 2 (2), pp. 197-217.

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the state of knowledge management (KM) in the energy sector and more broadly, and consider future directions for research and practice. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the literature on KM and the practice of KM as relevant to the energy sector. Findings – There are many examples of good practice in KM in the sector, and some organisations, especially in the oil industry, are seen as leaders in KM practice. However, other organisations have yet to embark on explicit KM initiatives or projects at all. In addition, some parts of the energy sector discuss KM without any reference to the more general KM literature. Originality/value – Although some parts of the energy sector have justifiably earned a good reputation for KM, other parts are completely unaware of the field, as is apparent from the literature. This review helps to raise awareness and guide future work.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/17506220810883216
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
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Uncontrolled Keywords: energy industry,information systems,knowledge management,Energy(all),Strategy and Management
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Published Date: 2008
Authors: Edwards, John S. ( 0000-0003-3979-017X)

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