Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Bereket Mamo; Elvis Tanyi , pp. 100. MAM/Sektionen för Management, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Bereket Mamo, Elvis Tanyi,
Titel / Title: Competence Sharing in Transnational project teams of permanent character
Abstrakt Abstract:

The purpose: The purpose of this paper is to enhance our knowledge on competence sharing in geographically distant and organizationally autonomous units for better and enhance performance of transnational projects that takes a more permanent character.
Methodology: A multiple case study approach was employed with primary source of data obtained
through a qualitative in-depth interview with some employees at different management levels.
Findings: We found out that both technical and business competences/knowledge of an individual is very important in determining success in transnational team. Horizontal integration can assist in strengthening competencies of the subsidiaries and enhance their innovative capability. We did find out that knowledge sharing will play important role in transnational project by enhance the integration process in team since it will help to develop shared understanding among participants.
Project Performance appraisal system should include facilitating knowledge sharing process as integral part of performance monitoring activities.
Research Implication: This study will contribute to the body knowledge on transnational project since majority of the previous work focus on team which takes a temporary character; however, this study shows how to reinforce competence sharing in transnational team that takes a more permanent character.
Practicality of the work: will be seen in enabling managers to view individual and organizational level competence as an equally important capability and the necessary set up should there in order to build and sustain the unique resource base of the organization. Furthermore, it will give an opportunity for performance monitoring activity to be devised in such a way that it should be able to appreciate any kind of competence sharing within the team.

Ämnesord / Subject: Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Organization
Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\International Business
Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Management Control
Nyckelord / Keywords: Competence, Knowledge Sharing, Transnational Project, Coordination Mechanisms

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-92pmbj
Program:/ Programme Masterprogram i innovation, entreprenörskap och affärsutveckling
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 12/05/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Urban Ljungquist
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Bengtsson
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: MAM/Sektionen för Management
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

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