A Conceptualization of Knowledge Governance in Project-based Organizations

Sofia Pemsel, Anna Wiewiorac, Ralf Müller, Monique Aubry, Kerry Brown

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This paper conceptualizes and defines knowledge governance (KG) in project-based organizations (PBOs). Two key contributions towards a multi-faceted view of KG and an understanding of KG in PBOs are advanced, as distinguished from knowledge management and organizational learning concepts. The conceptual framework addresses macro- and micro-level elements of KG and their interaction. Our definition of KG in PBOs highlights the contingent nature of KG processes in relation to their organizational context. These contributions provide a novel platform for understanding KG in PBOs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)1411–1422
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Knowledge governance
  • Project-based organizations
  • Knowledge governance definition and conceptualization

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