Knowledge Transfer in Project-Based Organizations: An Organizational Culture Perspective

Project Management Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 7-15, 2008

10 Pages Posted: 17 May 2010

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Kaj U. Koskinen

Tampere University of Technology

Mian Ajmal

Abu Dhabi University; University of Oulu; University of Vaasa

Date Written: March 2008

Abstract

This conceptual paper investigates the process of knowledge transfer in project-based organizations from the perspective of organizational culture. The paper identifies obstacles to knowledge transfer in project-based organizations and emphasizes the importance of organizational and project cultures in this process. The study provides some suggestions for improving knowledge transfer in project-based organizations and notes the implications of the paper for project management.

Keywords: knowledge transfer, projectbased organizations, organizational culture

Suggested Citation

Koskinen, Kaj U. and Ajmal, Mian Muhammad, Knowledge Transfer in Project-Based Organizations: An Organizational Culture Perspective (March 2008). Project Management Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 7-15, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1609087

Kaj U. Koskinen

Tampere University of Technology

P.O. 541, Korkeakoulunkatu 8 (Festia building)
Tampere, FI-33101
Finland

Mian Muhammad Ajmal (Contact Author)

Abu Dhabi University ( email )

Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

University of Oulu ( email )

P.O. Box 4600
Oulu FIN-90014
Finland

University of Vaasa ( email )

P.O. Box 700
Wolffintie 34
FIN-65101 Vaasa, FI-65101
Finland

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