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Conceptual analysis of knowledge transfer within Talisman Energy Inc.
Mark A. Wilfur (author)Deborah Poff (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Number of pages in document: 79
In looking for best practices in road construction, firms will need to investigate methods of knowledge building and learning as a way to achieve best compliance with corporate governance directives. This paper presented an analysis of an oil company as a learning organization through observations in order to make recommendation to build knowledge capacity. Observation and analysis of oil and gas construction workers was conducted over many years of working alongside them. A review of literature that pertained to road ecology, best practices, learning, knowledge transfer and corporate governance was conducted and gaps were identified. These gaps are between how companies utilized the knowledge of workers to improve their practices, stir innovation and increase knowledge of governance mandate when compared to the literature. This paper makes several suggestions on how to close the gaps. First, it is important to define what best practice is for your organization. What is best is contextual. Secondly, it is critical to review the structure of the organization to align it for knowledge transfer. Finally, it is necessary to have support and alignment of the top management to be a learning organization as the prize for success is huge.
Organizational learning.Knowledge management.Talisman Energy (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) -- Management.