Title: Processual knowledge production in organisations dealing with projects

Authors: Kaj U. Koskinen

Addresses: Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Pohjoisranta 11, P.O. Box 300, FI-28101 Pori, Finland

Abstract: The more complex and innovative the organisation, the problem or opportunity, or the technology within the projects, the more significant it will be to understand how the knowledge production within the organisations dealing with projects takes place. This means that the determination of viable approaches which ensure that knowledge production takes place continuously, to help organisations implement projects, is a very important issue. Therefore, it is suggested in this paper that process thinking that involves considering phenomena dynamically in terms of movement, activity, events, change and temporal evolution, provides a fresh approach through which we may advance our understanding of the dynamics of knowledge production. It is concluded that interaction, observation, negotiation of meaning, and languaging are processes through which knowledge production takes place in organisations. However, there is also 'infinite number' of other processes that may affect the success of knowledge production, but those ones mentioned above, are always together in effect, i.e., they are totally interdependent.

Keywords: knowledge creation; competence; knowledge production; process thinking; interaction; observation; negotiation of meaning; languaging; project-based organisations; projects.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPOM.2015.070789

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 2015 Vol.7 No.3, pp.206 - 220

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 24 Jul 2015 *

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