A review of job role localization in the oil and gas industry

Jack Pegram, Gioia Falcone, Athanasios Kolios

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Job role localization is a strategic local content solution used by countries bearing natural resource stocks to maximize the long-term benefits of exploring and producing them. Currently, there is significant variation in how countries and organizations plan and implement local content and job role localization strategies; hence, this paper aims to gather, classify, and discuss relevant literature with a view to identify best practices for future application. After a multi-dimensional discussion of key terms relevant to the topic, the drivers and theoretical underpinnings of local content are examined, followed by an assessment of job role localization literature qualifying enablers and barriers to localization. A critical discussion on the means of evaluating local content policies summarizes the findings of this critical review.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2779
Number of pages18
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2018


  • extractive industries
  • gas
  • job role localization
  • local content
  • oil


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