Relating, reflecting and routinizing: Developing project competence in cooperation with others
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, Vol. 26, no 5, 517-526 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2008. Vol. 26, no 5, 517-526 p.
Competence; Capabilities; Projects; Project management; Relating; Reflecting; Routinizing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43829DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.06.002Local ID: 74888OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43829DiVA: diva2:264689