Drivers for managing sustainability-related knowledge

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620812
Title:
Drivers for managing sustainability-related knowledge
Authors:
Renukappa, Suresh; Egbu, Charles; Suresh, Subashini ( 0000-0001-5266-128X ) ; Mushatat, Sabah
Abstract:
As organisations try to meet sustainability challenges, they need to be innovative. This often calls for the creation, use and exploitation of new knowledge. Therefore, knowledge resources must be properly managed to enable well-informed decisions. There is, however, little empirical research on the key drivers for managing sustainability-related knowledge in the UK industrial sectors – which is the core aspect of this paper. For this study, four industry sectors: energy and utilities, transportation, construction and not-for-profit organisations were considered, based on the environmental, social and economic impact on UK society. A semi-structured interview method was used to collect industry perception, which was then analysed at both aggregate and sector levels using content analysis for inference and conclusion. The data analysis revealed four key drivers that have fuelled the need for managing sustainability-related knowledge. They are: to improve access to knowledge associated with sustainability initiatives, to identify knowledge assets associated with sustainability initiatives, to improve the flow of knowledge associated with sustainability initiatives and to capture key knowledge associated with sustainability initiatives. The paper concludes that identifying and understanding the key drivers for managing knowledge within the context of sustainability is a complex process. Before embarking on a knowledge management journey, decision makers have to understand what they would like to achieve with their knowledge management programme and what value it needs to add to their organisation in the context of sustainability.
Citation:
Drivers for managing sustainability-related knowledge 2015, 168 (2):66 Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law
Publisher:
Institution of Civil Engineers
Journal:
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620812
DOI:
10.1680/mpal.14.00029
Additional Links:
http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/mpal.14.00029
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1751-4304; 1751-4312
Appears in Collections:
FSE

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dc.contributor.authorRenukappa, Sureshen
dc.contributor.authorEgbu, Charlesen
dc.contributor.authorSuresh, Subashinien
dc.contributor.authorMushatat, Sabahen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-30T15:25:21Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-30T15:25:21Z-
dc.date.issued2015-04-
dc.identifier.citationDrivers for managing sustainability-related knowledge 2015, 168 (2):66 Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Lawen
dc.identifier.issn1751-4304-
dc.identifier.issn1751-4312-
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/mpal.14.00029-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620812-
dc.description.abstractAs organisations try to meet sustainability challenges, they need to be innovative. This often calls for the creation, use and exploitation of new knowledge. Therefore, knowledge resources must be properly managed to enable well-informed decisions. There is, however, little empirical research on the key drivers for managing sustainability-related knowledge in the UK industrial sectors – which is the core aspect of this paper. For this study, four industry sectors: energy and utilities, transportation, construction and not-for-profit organisations were considered, based on the environmental, social and economic impact on UK society. A semi-structured interview method was used to collect industry perception, which was then analysed at both aggregate and sector levels using content analysis for inference and conclusion. The data analysis revealed four key drivers that have fuelled the need for managing sustainability-related knowledge. They are: to improve access to knowledge associated with sustainability initiatives, to identify knowledge assets associated with sustainability initiatives, to improve the flow of knowledge associated with sustainability initiatives and to capture key knowledge associated with sustainability initiatives. The paper concludes that identifying and understanding the key drivers for managing knowledge within the context of sustainability is a complex process. Before embarking on a knowledge management journey, decision makers have to understand what they would like to achieve with their knowledge management programme and what value it needs to add to their organisation in the context of sustainability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitution of Civil Engineersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/mpal.14.00029en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Lawen
dc.subjectCorporate responsibilityen
dc.subjectKnowledge Managementen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.titleDrivers for managing sustainability-related knowledgeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Lawen
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