Sustaining and Developing Disciplinary Expertise in Project-based Organizations : Balanced and Integrated Solutions
2015 (English)Book (Refereed)
What different types of solutions for organizing disciplinary expertise have developed in project-based firms that rely extensively on interdisciplinary and co-located project teams?
In Sustaining and Developing Disciplinary Expertise in Project-Based Organizations: Balanced and Integrated Solutions, authors Cecilia Enberg and Karin Bredin explore the implications of this question by:
- drawing on multiple works by experts in the field, as well as their own previous research;
- undertaking case studies of three project-based tech companies with different organizational setups;
- conducting interviews with both management and employees with diverse areas of expertise (including designers, programmers, and testing specialists);
- recommending the most effective corporate approaches to developing and maintaining expertise among specialists in both cross-functional and single-discipline teams; and
- offering their insight into areas where further research might be done.
Enberg and Bredin’s research bridges organizational management and human resource management using a framework to analyze both structural and activity-based solutions for the maintenance and development of disciplinary expertise. Managers, researchers, and disciplinary specialists alike will benefit from the case studies described and analyzed within these pages.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Newtown Square PA: Project Management Institute, 2015, 1. , 165 p.
Project management; Innovation and R&D;Interdisciplinary PM; Collaborative PM; Knowledge Management; Project organization
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120550ISBN: 978-16-2825-075-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120550DiVA: diva2:846221