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Knowledge management initiatives and managerial activities

Luo, Cong LU and Zejneli, Tahir LU (2012) INFM03 20121
Department of Informatics
Abstract
Knowledge is the essence to run IT projects. Managing knowledge in the project context can be contradicting with the limited resources and time span in the projects. Increased empirical research is made to explore the crucial factors influence knowledge management in projects. Even though the research domain is substantial on the subject, there is still limited amount of research of focusing relationship between managerial activities and knowledge management initiatives. This study is a further contribution to the area. We studied theoretical background of knowledge management and managerial activities in project context, where we build a research framework. The framework was used for guiding our research through our interviews, which was... (More)
Knowledge is the essence to run IT projects. Managing knowledge in the project context can be contradicting with the limited resources and time span in the projects. Increased empirical research is made to explore the crucial factors influence knowledge management in projects. Even though the research domain is substantial on the subject, there is still limited amount of research of focusing relationship between managerial activities and knowledge management initiatives. This study is a further contribution to the area. We studied theoretical background of knowledge management and managerial activities in project context, where we build a research framework. The framework was used for guiding our research through our interviews, which was conducted with four project managers in three organizations.
The findings show that the types of knowledge and project managers’ objectives affect the implementation of KM initiatives, which has direct impact on the managerial activities. It is found that there is a need to consider objectives that the KM initiatives are designed to achieve before get the complete picture on how the impact on managerial activities. The objectives are project compliance and competency development. The study also shows that the managerial activities are impacted by knowledge management initiatives in variety of ways. (Less)
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author
Luo, Cong LU and Zejneli, Tahir LU
supervisor
organization
course
INFM03 20121
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Knowledge management, KM initiatives, managerial activities, planning, organizing, controlling, leading, impact
report number
INF12-026
language
English
id
2796362
date added to LUP
2012-06-19 14:20:22
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2012-06-19 14:20:22
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  abstract     = {Knowledge is the essence to run IT projects. Managing knowledge in the project context can be contradicting with the limited resources and time span in the projects. Increased empirical research is made to explore the crucial factors influence knowledge management in projects. Even though the research domain is substantial on the subject, there is still limited amount of research of focusing relationship between managerial activities and knowledge management initiatives. This study is a further contribution to the area. We studied theoretical background of knowledge management and managerial activities in project context, where we build a research framework. The framework was used for guiding our research through our interviews, which was conducted with four project managers in three organizations.
The findings show that the types of knowledge and project managers’ objectives affect the implementation of KM initiatives, which has direct impact on the managerial activities. It is found that there is a need to consider objectives that the KM initiatives are designed to achieve before get the complete picture on how the impact on managerial activities. The objectives are project compliance and competency development. The study also shows that the managerial activities are impacted by knowledge management initiatives in variety of ways.},
  author       = {Luo, Cong and Zejneli, Tahir},
  keyword      = {Knowledge management,KM initiatives,managerial activities,planning,organizing,controlling,leading,impact},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Knowledge management initiatives and managerial activities},
  year         = {2012},
}