An analysis of the key factors in cross-project knowledge transfer methods to knowledge assimilation and project performance

by Pridy, Cynthia G., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2016, 164 pages; 10196097

Abstract:

Many business leaders have responded to globalized competition, rapidly changing technology, and increased demands for agility and innovation by investing in project management to achieve strategic goals. Creating and managing cross-project knowledge has become critical. The research problem in this study addressed the predictive relationship of cross-project knowledge transfer methods to knowledge assimilation and project performance. Knowledge assimilation as a mediator of the predictive relationship of knowledge transfer methods to project performance remains largely under-researched and presented a gap in the literature. Multiple and modified linear regression statistics determined the predictive relationship of knowledge transfer methods to knowledge assimilation and to project performance. Using the Knowledge Management Across Projects survey instrument developed by Landaeta (2003; 2008), 400 pre-qualified panel members was invited to participate in the online survey. Ninety-nine completed surveys were available for data analysis. Results indicated that knowledge transfer methods did not significantly predict knowledge assimilation and knowledge assimilation did not significantly predict project performance. Controlling for the effect of knowledge assimilation, knowledge transfer methods were not found to be a significant predictor of project performance. The findings supported earlier research of factors providing a predictive relationship to project performance; emphasizing the need for future research on cross-project knowledge transfer, knowledge assimilation, and project performance.

AdviserCheryl Mc@Connaughey
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organization theory
Publication Number10196097

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