Knowledge governance in project-based organizations : theoretical and empirical approaches

Pemsel, Sofia, Wiewiora, Anna, Müller, Ralf, Aubry, Monique, & Brown, Kerry A. (2013) Knowledge governance in project-based organizations : theoretical and empirical approaches. In International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP 2013) : Innovative Approaches in Project Management Research, 17 – 19 June 2013, Oslo, Norway.

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This paper conceptualizes knowledge governance (KG) in project-based organizations (PBOs) and its methodological approaches for empirical investigation. Three key contributions towards a multi-faceted view of KG and an understanding of KG in PBOs are advanced. These contributions include a definition of KG in PBOs, a conceptual framework to investigate KG and a methodological framework for empirical inquiry into KG in PBO settings. Our definition highlights the contingent nature of KG processes in relation to their organizational context. The conceptual framework addresses macro- and micro-level elements of KG and their interaction. The methodological framework proposes five different research approaches, structured by differentiation and integration of various ontological and epistemological stances. Together these contributions provide a novel platform for understanding KG in PBOs and developing new insights into the design and execution of research on KG within PBOs.

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ID Code: 63697
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Knowledge Governance, Project-based Organizations, Knowledge Governance Definition, Methodological Approaches
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 24 Oct 2013 23:51
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2013 01:47

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