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

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Publikationens författare: Erno Salmela, Kyllikki Taipale-Erävala
Förläggare: Inderscience Publishers
Publiceringsår: 2013
Tidskrift: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations
Volym: 13
Nummer: 3
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 224
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 244
eISSN: 1741-5225


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.


knowledge creation, project preparation, virtual professional organisations

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