Projektledernetværk som kompetenceudviklingstiltag: Et casestudium på Videncenter for Landbrug, Dansk Landbrugs Rådgivning

Anne Holm Christensen & Helle Vinther Pindstrup

Student thesis: Master thesis


This master thesis examines how a network of project leaders can contribute to the development of competences within the context of the Knowledge Centre for Agriculture at the Danish Agricultural Advisory Service (DAAS). In this study the development of competences is characterized as a development of individual, group and organizational potential and performance and thereby related to three different levels in the organization. This study primarily concentrates on the individual development of competences and the project leaders from a project network and their experience of participation. The development of group competences is included as far as the empirical data illustrates this level. In addition to this it is discussed whether it is possible to reach an organizational performance given the circumstances. This is examined through a qualitative study consisting of interviews and observation studies. The results of the analysis are elucidated through theories related to transfer, motivation and communities of practice. Based on the analysis it is concluded that this project network contributes to competence development related to the individual and the group and that it is possible to reach an organizational performance and thereby organizational development. Reaching organisational development is possible as a consequence of the context within the Knowledge Centre, but can be hampered by the project leaders’ apparent lack of motivation to contribute to organizational performance.

EducationsMSc in Human Resource Management, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2010
Number of pages107