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Barriers to Tacit Knowledge Sharing in Geographically Dispersed Project Teams in Oil and Gas Projects

Global integration, advances in information and communications technology, in addition to changing partnership models and structures, have led to the growing use of geographically dispersed project teams (GDPTs). However, relatively little is still known about the nature of barriers to tacit knowledge sharing in oil and gas projects. Consequently, this Delphi study explores the features of obstacles to tacit knowledge sharing in oil and gas project settings. The barriers were found to be personal, team, organizational, and external in nature. This article provides unique insights that can assist in the effective knowledge management across GDPTs in oil and gas projects.
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