Evaluation of challenges for sustainable transformation of Qatar oil and gas industry: A graph theoretic and matrix approach
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AbstractDespite Qatar’s National Vision 2030 implementation, several organisations within the oil and gas sector still have difficulties in embedding sustainability agenda in their systems and processes. There is, also, a paucity of empirical research on the key challenges Qatar oil and gas organisations face in embedding sustainable strategies to improve competitiveness – which is the core raison d’être of this paper. A qualitative approach was adopted to collect and analyze data based on 24 interviewees from eight organizations. Six key challenges hindering the implementation of sustainability strategies. They are: stakeholders’ issues, volatility of price, resistance to change, knowledge and awareness, initial cost and strategic issues. Furthermore, the graph theoretic and matrix approach was applied to evaluate the challenges inhibiting the implementation of sustainability strategies within the Qatar oil and gas industry. The results show that strategic issues represent a greatest challenge when compared to other challenges.
CitationSarrakh, R., Renukappa, S. and Suresh, S. (2022) Evaluation of challenges for sustainable transformation of Qatar oil and gas industry: A graph theoretic and matrix approach. Energy Policy, 162, 112766.
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Elsevier in Energy Policy on 18/01/2022, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112766 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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