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Dynamic Knowledge Integration: A field study of an Information Systems Development Project
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Dynamisk Kunskapsintegration : En fältstudie av ett Informationssystemutvecklingsprojekt (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Current research on knowledge integration offers valuable structural analyses of factors that influence knowledge integration, performance outcomes, and knowledge integration mechanisms. Less attention has been paid to how knowledge integration is carried out over time in cross-functional development projects. This thesis is based on a year-long field study of an Information Systems Development Project. The study shows how the knowledge integration process was repeatedly interrupted by different problems that could not be resolved by merely relying on integration mechanisms that were imposed by the top management. Instead, a bottom-up dynamic evolved where the project members and participating project managers managed to reestablish coordination and knowledge integration through the invention of different ‘collective heuristics’. A novel model of Dynamic Knowledge Integration is presented which claims that knowledge integration contains two interplaying processes; one consisting of different knowledge integration mechanisms and activities, and one consisting of the collective heuristics that were invented and employed when unexpected problems emerged. In general, this research argues that knowledge integration can be understood as a dynamic process, of which both knowledge integration mechanisms and collective heuristics constitute core elements.

Abstract [sv]

Aktuell forskning inom området kunskapsintegration erbjuder värdefulla strukturella analyser av påverkansfaktorer, prestationsutfall och mekanismer för kunskapsintegration. Mindre uppmärksamhet har riktats mot att förstå hur kunskapsintegration åstadkoms över tid i tvärfunktionella utvecklingsprojekt. Avhandlingen bygger på en ett år lång fältstudie av ett informationssystemutvecklingsprojekt. Studien visade att kunskapsintegrationsprocessen ideligen avbröts av olika problem som inte kunde lösas med de integrationsmekanismer som den högsta ledningen infört. Istället utvecklades en ”underifrån-dynamik” där projektmedlemmarna och de deltagande projektledarna lyckades återställa koordinering och kunskapsintegration genom skapandet av olika ”kollektiva heuristiker”. En ny modell för Dynamisk Kunskapsintegration presenteras som visar att kunskapsintegration inrymmer två samverkande processer; en som består av olika mekanismer och aktiviteter för kunskapsintegration och en som består av de kollektiva heuristikerna som uppfanns och användes när oväntade problem uppstod. Mer generellt visar denna forskning hur kunskapsintegration kan förstås som en process i vilken mekanismer och heuristiker utgör centrala element som båda behövs för att förklara processens dynamiska karaktär.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2014. , 253 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 603
Keyword [en]
Knowledge integration process, collective heuristic, development projects, problem-solving, knowledge diversity, field study
Keyword [sv]
Kunskapsintegrationsprocess, kollektiv heuristik, utvecklingsprojekt, problemlösning, kunskapsbaserade olikheter, fältstudie
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102595DOI: 10.3384/diss.diva-102595ISBN: 978-91-7519-438-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-102595DiVA: diva2:679589
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2014-01-23, ACAS, Hus A, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2013-12-16 Created: 2013-12-16 Last updated: 2017-07-06Bibliographically approved

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