Building Project Competence: Developing Dynamic Capabilities with Knowledge Governance Mechanisms

Sofia Pemsel, Anna Wiewiora

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This research investigates the development of project competence, and particularly, three related dynamic capabilities (shifting, adapting, leveraging) that contribute to project competence development. In doing so, we make use of the emerging literature on knowledge governance and theorize how knowledge governance mechanisms can move the organization towards desired knowledge-based goals. A multiple-case study comprising 23 cases advances our understanding of the elements that trigger, enable, hamper, and drive shifting, leveraging and adapting. Finally, the paper offers a tentative framework of dynamic capability building promoting project competence development.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIRNOP- International Research Network on Organizing by Projects 11: Innovative Approaches in Project Management Research - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 17 Jun 201319 Jun 2013
Conference number: 11


ConferenceIRNOP- International Research Network on Organizing by Projects 11
SponsorBI Norwegian Business School
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