IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(5): 375-379

Developing a Model of Knowledge Networks in Organizations-Case Study: Petroleum Industry of I. R. Iran

Ruhollah Tavallaee, Jahanyar Bamdad Soofi, Jamshid Salehi Sadaghiyani, and Mohammad Salehifar

Abstract—This research is done with the purpose of examining the necessities in managing knowledge and knowledge network creation in the petroleum industry of Iran.
This research on the base of its goal is a developing research, and the research methodology is quantitative and survey research. Needed information in this study is gathered from document analysis and semi-directed interview and analyzed by content analysis method consequently.
The results of this research reveal that because of special properties which exist in large industries like petroleum industry(including geographical expansion area, wide variety of technical knowledge fields, many specialists and experts, etc.), knowledge management is so important that knowledge networks are the most efficient and effectiveness way for managing knowledge. These knowledge networks are designed in order to cause innovation and create and share knowledge amongst individuals and different knowledge bases. Also different kinds of knowledge and their application in the industry especially in petroleum industry, different ideas about a framework for knowledge network and finally designing a basic model for developing knowledge networks in organizations will be presented.

Index Terms—Knowledge, network, knowledge networks, knowledge management, petroleum industry.

Ruhollah Tavallaee is with the University of Allameh Tabatabaee, Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES), I. R. Iran.
Jahanyar Bamdad Soofi and Jamshid Salehi Sadaghiyani are with the Department of Industrial Management, University of Allameh Tabatabaee, Tehran, I. R. Iran.
Mohammad Salehifar is with the Petroleum University of Technology, I. R. Iran”. (e-mail:salehifar_mohammad@yahoo.com)

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Cite: Ruhollah Tavallaee, Jahanyar Bamdad Soofi, Jamshid Salehi Sadaghiyani, and Mohammad Salehifar, "Developing a Model of Knowledge Networks in Organizations-Case Study: Petroleum Industry of I. R. Iran," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 375-379, 2012.

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