Title: Knowledge sharing in different project work environments analysed by the holistic concept of man

Authors: Kaj U. Koskinen, Pekka Pihlanto

Addresses: Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, PO Box 300, Pohjoisranta 11, FI-28101 Pori, Finland. ' TSE Corporate Research and Education, Turku School of Economics, Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, FI-20500 Turku, Finland

Abstract: This conceptual article deals with knowledge sharing in different project work environments. First, the project work context is illustrated. Second, the knowledge categorisation utilised in this article is described. Third, our analytical tool, the |holistic concept of man|, is introduced. Fourth, knowledge sharing in two different project work environments (i.e., organic and mechanical) is analysed by this tool. The article ends with a conclusion according to which the project team members| different world views and different situationalities crucially affect the knowledge sharing taking place in a project work context.

Keywords: knowledge sharing; organic project work environment; mechanical project work environment; holistic concept of man; HCM; consciousness; situationality; corporeality; tacit knowledge; explicit knowledge; world view; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2009.028837

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2009 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.209 - 221

Published online: 06 Oct 2009 *

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