Knowledge Governance Strategies in Project-based Organizations

Sofia Pemsel, Ralf Müller, Jonas Söderlund

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Abstrakt

Knowledge governance (KG) aims at strategically influencing knowledge processes by implementing governance mechanisms. Little is known about whether, how, or why such strategies differ among firms. We utilize a large-scale empirical study of 20 organizations to develop a typology of KG strategies in project-based organizations; we then explore how these strategies emerge and affect organizational knowledge processes. Six strategies are identified: Protector, Deliverer, Polisher, Explorer, Supporter, and Analyzer. This paper posits a multi-level categorization model to facilitate comparisons among KG strategies. We uncover three main drivers of organizations' chosen knowledge governance strategies—namely, attitudes about humans, knowledge, and knowledge control.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftLong Range Planning
Vol/bind49
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)648-660
Antal sider13
ISSN0024-6301
DOI
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2016

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