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Relating, reflecting and routinizing: Developing project competence in cooperation with others
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway. (KITE)
BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, Vol. 26, no 5, 517-526 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In a world where projects represent an increasingly important organizational and economic unit, the capability of generating and executing projects becomes critical for company performance and sustainability of firm-level competitiveness. Despite recent contributions to the area of project-capability building, many of the challenges remain largely unexplored areas of research. The aim of this paper is to increase our understanding of how firms develop competence in a focal project. To accomplish this, we use an in-depth study of a complex development and implementation project. Applying a 'process approach' to the study of project competence, we identify three separate learning mechanisms: relating, reflecting and routinizing. We show how these mechanisms contribute mutually to the expansion and utilization of the resource base of the project.

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Elsevier, 2008. Vol. 26, no 5, 517-526 p.
Keyword [en]
Competence; Capabilities; Projects; Project management; Relating; Reflecting; Routinizing
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43829DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.06.002Local ID: 74888OAI: diva2:264689
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-12-02Bibliographically approved

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