Managing projects with distributed and embedded knowledge through interactions
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

In project-based industries studies show difficulties in extracting, distributing and applying embedded and practice knowledge across structural and organisational boundaries. We focus on interorganisational projects consisting of distributed and embedded knowledge. Interaction becomes important in order to cooperate and share interorganisational and distributed knowledge. The aim of the research is to explore how sharing and generating practice based and distributed knowledge occurs through interaction in interorganisational projects and how this is managed. The study focuses on the design phase and relates traditional design practices to concurrent design practices. In the study we observed six cases of design meetings in the construction and oil and gas industry and performed 31 interviews. The paper contributes with the following: (1) understanding and visualisation of interaction patterns, (2) insight in use of various forms of interaction, and (3) ways of managing distributed and embedded knowledge through interaction.

Engineering and Construction

Managing projects

Knowledge management


Petra Bosch-Sijtsema

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

Lars-Henrik Henriksson

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

International Journal of Project Management

0263-7863 (ISSN)

Vol. 32 8 1432-1444


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