Re‐interpreting Project Knowledge Management: a philosophical review

Robert Moehler, Chivonne Algeo, Gro Bjerknes, Sajad Fayezi

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This is an exploratory study aimed at addressing the epistemological basis of knowledge management, and its suitability to address work-based issues specifically related to knowledge management within project environments. These issues include repetition of mistakes, and a lack of timely information availability and skill possession. Following an extensive literature review of current and historic knowledge management, business and philosophical literature (in particular the work of Martin Heidegger and Michael Polanyi), an
epistemological approach was generated that opposes the popular ‘objective’ view of knowledge implicit in common knowledge management literature, reinterpreting it in terms of Heidegerrian understanding and interpretation. The emergent epistemological view suggests a promising departure from the accepted approaches to managing project knowledge, with the aim of producing practical outcomes by relating knowledge to practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) 2018
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherInternational Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP)
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2018
EventInternational Research Network on Organizing by Projects 2018: A skilled hand and a cultivated mind - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 Dec 201812 Dec 2018
Conference number: 14th


ConferenceInternational Research Network on Organizing by Projects 2018
Abbreviated titleIRNOP 2018
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