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An Exploratory Study on Knowledge Management Process Barriers in the Oil Industry

Sebastian Ion Ceptureanu (), Eduard Gabriel Ceptureanu (), Marieta Olaru () and Doina I. Popescu ()
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Sebastian Ion Ceptureanu: Department of Management, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
Eduard Gabriel Ceptureanu: Department of Management, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
Marieta Olaru: Department of Business, Consumer Sciences and Quality Management, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
Doina I. Popescu: Department of Management, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania

Energies, 2018, vol. 11, issue 8, 1-15

Abstract: This paper identify and discuss barriers affecting knowledge management (KM) processes in the oil industry. Based on reviewing the literature on this topic, we used a conceptual model comprising the most important barriers, grouped in three categories–organizational, knowledge and people related–influencing four critical KM processes–creation, storage, share and application. Using factor analysis, we identified which barriers influence the most each of the KM process and what are the practical implications for companies operating in the oil industry. This study provides useful insights regarding knowledge processes barriers, enabling top executives to better cope with factors hindering successful implementation of KM initiatives.

Keywords: knowledge management; knowledge process; knowledge barriers; oil industry (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q4 Q40 Q41 Q42 Q43 Q47 Q48 Q49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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