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Kunskapsspridning inom projektbaserade företag
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2001 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Spread of Knowledge in Corporation Based on Projects (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Society of today is characterised by greater dynamics and a constant demand for innovation and fresh ideas. This development is often named "the new economy" or "the knowledge society". Independent of how one chooses to name this society, most individuals seem to agree upon the fact that knowledge grows more and more important. New competencies, such as new knowledge and new forms of organising, will be demanded for corporations to be successful in the future. In recent years it has become more common with corporations based on projects. In this context it is interesting to discuss the spread of knowledge.

Purpose: We aim at create understanding for the spread of knowledge, through focusing on corporate culture, organisational routines, and processes of knowledge transfer in corporation based on projects.

Realisation: This paper is based on a study of two IT-companies, Cell Network and Framfab. The empirical material, chiefly collected through interviews, has been analysed with starting-point in the frame of references.

Conclusions: We came to the conclusion that corporate culture, organisational routines, and processes of knowledge transfer, studied separately is not enough to explain the spread of knowledge. Instead the three variables co-operate. Corporate culture cerates common values, organisational routines guide behaviour, and the processes of knowledge transfer results in the actual spread of knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2001. , 69 p.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Internationella ekonomprogrammet), 2001:26
Keyword [en]
Business and economics, corporate culture, knowledge, knowledge transfer, organisational routines, project, spread of knowledge, Jonas Söderlund
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-809OAI: diva2:22965
Available from: 2001-03-05 Created: 2001-03-05

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