Knowledge Μanagement versus Ιmplementation of Sustainable Development during Covid-19

Joanna Malecka
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXV, Issue 3, 314-336, 2022
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/3011


Purpose: The aim of this publication is to present considerations of KM as a component of SD during Covid-19, i.e. to determine the impact of the pandemic caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Anthropocene era. Design/Methodology/Approach: In order to meet the primary objective, a secondary data analysis was conducted with two survey samples: N1=500 i N2=200, which were conducted by IBRiS on behalf of EY. Quantitative research using numerical measures was carried out to establish the existence of relationships between the studied criteria between 2020-2022. Findings: 27% of respondents perceive their economic condition negatively, 72% view the overall global economic condition in this way, indicating: higher costs, employment problems. It is not KM and corporate responsibility that are the basis for real action on SD, but national and EU regulations (86%), compliance with which ensures operation, instils confidence in customers and business partners. At the same time, the biggest influence on the implementation of change is the free market itself and the post-pandemic expectations of customers and contractors. Practical implications: The final impact of the pandemic on the achievement of the SDGs can only be examined after the pandemic has ended. The scenario after analysis of data from 2020-2022 predicts that the pandemic will prevent most development goals pointing to specific key areas for supporting global security presented in the publication. Originality: Gaps in government statistics, delays in their publication and sometimes reluctance to share information result in gaps in data, creating the need for global investment in the creation of statistical programs and tools, unified and coordinated between both the governments of the world and the various commercial segments, which are sensitive to both individual state economies and the world of science.

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