Managing knowledge in large-scale virtual projects: a community-based approach

Marabelli, Marco, Rajola, Federico, Frigerio, Chiara and Newell, Sue (2013) Managing knowledge in large-scale virtual projects: a community-based approach. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 6 (2). pp. 310-331. ISSN 1753-8378

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to investigate how virtual communities of practice (V-CoP) develop in large-scale virtual projects.

Design/methodology/approach – A case study of a large-scale ES implementation was conducted in Italy and in the USA.

Findings – It was found that management can encourage the formation of V-CoP if, along with the creation of virtual project teams they promote informal interaction between the team members, encourage commitment, and put together “the right mix of people”.

Originality/value – Understanding how the technical and the functional communities communicated is meaningful to understand the extent to which different CoP can, virtually, overcome context-specific barriers.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Janet Snow
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 08:37
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2014 08:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49553
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