This paper conceptualizes knowledge governance (KG) in project-based organizations (PBOs) and its methodological approaches for empirical investigation. Three key contributions towards a multi-faceted view of KG and an understanding of KG in PBOs are advanced. These contributions include a definition of KG in PBOs, a conceptual framework to investigate KG and a methodological framework for empirical inquiry into KG in PBO settings. Our definition highlights the contingent nature of KG processes in relation to their organizational context. The conceptual framework addresses macro- and micro-level elements of KG and their interaction. The methodological framework proposes five different research approaches, structured by differentiation and integration of various ontological and epistemological stances. Together these contributions provide a novel platform for understanding KG in PBOs and developing new insights into the design and execution of research on KG within PBOs.
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||IRNOP- International Research Network on Organizing by Projects 11: Innovative Approaches in Project Management Research - Oslo, Norway|
Duration: 17 Jun 2013 → 19 Jun 2013
Conference number: 11
|Conference||IRNOP- International Research Network on Organizing by Projects 11|
|Period||17/06/2013 → 19/06/2013|
|Sponsor||BI Norwegian Business School|
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Pemsel, S., Wiewiora, A., Müller, R., Aubry, M., & Brown, K. (2013). Knowledge Governance in Project-Based Organizations: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches. Paper presented at IRNOP- International Research Network on Organizing by Projects 11, Oslo, Norway.