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Capturing and sharing knowledge in supply chains in the maritime transport sector: critical issues


Grewal, DS and Haugstetter, H, Capturing and sharing knowledge in supply chains in the maritime transport sector: critical issues, Maritime policy and management, 34, (2) pp. 169-183. ISSN 0308-8839 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/03088830701240391


Modern businesses in the maritime transport industry are interfacing with a dynamic, increasingly complex, information-driven world. Information and knowledge are increasingly the intangible assets on which business sustainability and growth are founded. Knowledge is a dynamic, social resource. Trading networks are significant communities of practice. To create new knowledge from these, firms utilize learning contexts. In these learning contexts, participants interact and identify, capture and share new information. The learning context needs to facilitate the prevalence of these processes. The role and significance of the context to the capture and sharing of business learning and lifelong learning is considered in this paper. It investigates critical issues in the management of this learning context to enhance competitive advantage in supply chains and networks. Given the current and potential future skills shortages in the industry, key policy implications, such as the integration of work experience into the learning cycle, encouraging lifelong learning and the provision of dual sector pathways are outlined.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:knowledge, learning, supply chains, networks, maritime transport
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water safety
UTAS Author:Grewal, DS (Associate Professor Devinder Grewal)
UTAS Author:Haugstetter, H (Dr Hilary Pateman)
ID Code:52164
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2012-11-13

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