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Processual knowledge production in organisations dealing with projects

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-220
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Project Organisation and Management
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland