The purpose of this paper is to explore how the systems integrator type project‐based companies integrate knowledge of different sub‐systems.
Initially, essential theoretical information is presented by reviewing the concept of systemic view. After that follows illustrations of the concepts of knowledge and knowledge integration. Then, the implications for project‐based companies acting as systems integrators through knowledge integration are discussed through the concepts of interaction, interface element, absorptive capacity, and motivation to transfer knowledge. The paper ends with a section on conclusions.
The main finding is: the existence of systems integrator type project‐based company can only be understood through systemic view, i.e. through relationships between parts and wholes.
Finding a viable perspective and approach, with which project‐based companies acting as systems integrators can ensure that knowledge integration takes place efficiently, is a very important issue. Therefore, it is suggested that the systemic view provides a basic approach through which understanding of project‐based companies' knowledge integration may be advanced.
Koskinen, K. (2012), "Knowledge integration in systems integrator type project‐based companies: a systemic view", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 285-299. https://doi.org/10.1108/17538371211214950Download as .RIS
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