Knowledge Management in projects – a human-centered view

[Deutscher Titel: Wissensmanagement in Projekten – eine menschbezogene Sichtweise (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

Koskinen K.; Pihlanto, P.
Knowledge Management in Project-based Companies: An Organic Perspective.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 224 p.; ISBN: 9780230220713

Abstract: Knowledge management is a prerequisite to sustain a competitive advantage in project-based companies. However, in these companies and projects in general, the activities like knowledge acquisition and sharing are often very complex tasks. This is due to the fact that project management teams are often a set of diversely skilled people working together over a limited amount of time, and they often include members who have never worked together before and who do not expect to work together again.
This book presents a new portfolio of various concepts and insights into the management of knowledge in project-based companies. In doing this it utilizes autopoietic epistemology and a holistic concept of man as observational schemes and analytical tools, with a focus on organic, human issues.

Authors: KAJ U. KOSKINEN is a senior lecturer (docent) in Industrial Management and Engineering of Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland. He has worked for a long period as project manager in several international engineering companies, e.g. Outokumpu and Honeywell. His main experience derives from process automation. Dr. Koskinen’s research interest is focused on knowledge and project management, and he has published several articles on these research areas.
PEKKA PIHLANTO has held a professorship in Management Accounting at the Turku School of Economics, Finland (TSE) since 1985 (retired 2003). He continues his research work at TSE Business and Innovation Development. Professor Pihlanto’s main research interests include behavioral management accounting and accounting methodology & philosophy.

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