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Knowledge management in project-base organizations: the interplay of time orientations and knowledge interventions

Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh and Manfredi, Filippo (2007). Knowledge management in project-base organizations: the interplay of time orientations and knowledge interventions. In: EBRF 2007: Research Forum to Understand Business in Knowledge Society, 25-27 Sep 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland.

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Abstract

The common perception is that all types of work and work organizations appear to involve knowledge: knowledge intensive work, knowledge workers, knowledge products, customerrelated knowledge and knowledge intensive organizations. Therefore, as organizations increasingly organize their activities in the form of projects, effective ways of knowledge management are needed to deliver successful and timely outcomes. However, little research has been done in the area that integrates time orientations into the process of knowledge management. Using the approach of grounded theory, this paper investigates the interplay between time orientations and knowledge interventions through interviews with international project managers drawn from different types of project-based organizations in Sweden and Italy. The perceptions and experiences of the managers are used to construct a model of time orientation and knowledge interventions in project-based organizations. Time orientations are shown to play a critical role in the success or failure of projects. The model integrates time orientations into the project life cycle and illustrates how effectively knowledge interventions can be used to achieve project milestones and meet overall deadlines.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 The Authors
Keywords: project-based organizations; knowledge interventions; time orientations; knowledge management
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
Item ID: 38022
Depositing User: Michael Ngoasong
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 14:28
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38022
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