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Project Competencies of Consultancy firms in Sweden: Perceptions of Project Management Practitioners

Project Competencies of Consultancy firms in Sweden: Perceptions of Project Management Practitioners

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  • ISBN-13: 9783843375382
  • Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2010
  • Pages: 104 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.24 x 8.66 x 5.91 inches

Overview

This study explores, describes and analyzes the various characteristics of interproject learning mechanisms and project competencies found in a sample of consulting firms in Sweden. The study focuses on the perceived importance of different interproject learning mechanisms and their perceived impact in developing project competencies in consulting firms. The study interrogates the ?perceptions' of ?key' informed project management practitioners, who have experience of managing projects. Their perceptions about project activities in their respective firms helped capture a ?managerial' and provide an ?expert' view. The study find that the most highly ranked and valued interproject learning mechanisms involved some degree of face-to-face interactions. Learning mechanisms that enable the capture, storage and transfer of explicit knowledge, though important, were not ranked highly in importance as person-to- person communication. The difference might be due to the efficient way the latter mechanisms have in transferring socially embedded and context-dependant tacit knowledge, which comprise a large part of knowledge applied in projects.

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