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Sustaining the Future of the Public Sector: Insights into a Swedish Municipality’s Dealing with Knowledge Management and Succession Planning
University of Skövde, School of Business. University of Skövde, Enterprises for the Future. (Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM))ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8469-2427
Incipere, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2016 (English)In: Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, ISSN 0219-6492, E-ISSN 1793-6926, Vol. 15, no 2, 1650012Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ageing workforce soon leads to a number of retirements in government organisations that will put the knowledge basis at risk. Addressing this point the present study provides an analysis and evaluation of a Swedish municipality’s dealing with the aspects of knowledge management and succession planning against the background of demographic developments and the increased relevance of knowledge. It reports findings based on semi-structured interviews conducted with executive staff of the municipality. Results of data analysed show that the municipality is far from being ready to master the challenges ahead. To date the municipality follows a sporadic approach rather than a strategic and planned one when addressing the issue of succession planning. Indeed, the findings suggest that a muddling through approach prevails. Based on the findings some suggestions were derived that may help both municipalities facing similar circumstances as well as policy makers drafting suitable policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
World Scientific, 2016. Vol. 15, no 2, 1650012
Keyword [en]
Knowledge management, succession planning, knowledge retention, knowledge attrition, public sector
National Category
Business Administration
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Humanities and Social sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12045DOI: 10.1142/S021964921650012XISI: 000376875000001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84961226005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-12045DiVA: diva2:912645
Available from: 2016-03-17 Created: 2016-03-17 Last updated: 2016-06-27Bibliographically approved

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