Inter-organizational collaboration for energy efficiency in the maritime sector: the case of a database project
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

This article explores the complexities of establishing knowledge-sharing practices between organizations through a case study of the creation of a database for energy efficiency measures relevant to the shipping sector. As researchers and policy-makers tend to point towards knowledge sharing and collaboration as means towards a more energy-efficient society, there is a need to better understand the knowledge sharing practices in such initiatives. The study is based upon extensive fieldwork where the first author was recruited to a collaborative network on energy efficiency in the shipping sector, to aid in the development of the collaboration while carrying out participatory-observational research in an ethnographic tradition. The study highlights the need to maintain realistic expectations for new knowledge-sharing collaborations, and the necessity to allow such arrangements to develop over time.

Energy efficiency

Inter-organizational collaboration


Shipping industry


Josefin Borg

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Maritima studier

Hannes von Knorring

Göteborgs universitet

Energy Efficiency

1570-646X (ISSN) 1570-6478 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 8 2201-2213


Tvärvetenskapliga studier

Studier av offentlig förvaltning

Mänsklig interaktion med IKT



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