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.
|Journal||International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- knowledge creation
- virtual professional organisations
- project preparation