Knowledge management in the energy sector:review and future directions


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.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
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Uncontrolled Keywords: energy industry,information systems,knowledge management,Energy(all),Strategy and Management
Publication ISSN: 1750-6239
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2024 07:07
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2009 08:32
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2008
Authors: Edwards, John S. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3979-017X)



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