Benefits and challenges of knowledge creation in concurrent virtual professional organisation formation and operation

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Erno Salmela, Kyllikki Taipale-Erävala
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Publication year: 2013
Journal: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations
Volume number: 13
Issue number: 3
Start page: 224
End page: 244
eISSN: 1741-5225


Abstract

The study examines how concurrent virtual professional organisation (VPO) formation and operation affects knowledge creation. Usually virtual organisation formation and operation are discussed as consecutive phases. The phenomenon is studied by a qualitative research approach and a single case study. The studied case is a project preparation (PP), the goal of which is to start a public research project. Knowledge creation plays an important role in PP. As a theoretical contribution, the article presents a dynamic model that connects the concurrent VPO formation and operation phases to knowledge creation. As a practical implication, the study suggests that in an uncertain and hectic environment, concurrent VPO formation and operation may be unnecessary. To manage this kind of a situation successfully, dynamic coordination competencies are needed.


Keywords

knowledge creation, project preparation, virtual professional organisations

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