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Development of organizational learning capacity in Ramboll Management Consulting (RMC) (The ”DEVOL-project”). A collaborative project between Ramboll Management Consulting and Department of Education, Aarhus University (AU)

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Description

What are the challenges for the sharing of knowledge amongst management consultants distributed in different countries and offices? In the project, we work with the following two issues, the organizing of the knowledge sharing processes (individual versus project-based), and the different forms of knowledge that management consulting are made up of (theoretical models and tools, case-based and enterprise specific and personal experience and knowledge). In the project, we work in three steps: gather data as a baseline measure (quantitative and qualitative), initiate interventionist practices, and gather data again as an endline measure (quantitative and qualitative) over a period of about 1.5 year. The theoretical point of departure for studying how members of the RMC MS learn, share and translate experience and knowledge is approached from both an organizational learning perspective in a pragmatist version (Brandi, 2010; Ulrik Brandi & Bente Elkjaer, 2011; Brandi & Elkjær, 2011; Elkjaer & Simpson, 2011) and from a point of departure in issues around knowledge sharing in what may be termed the ‘knowledge work’ consultancy industry (e.g. consultancy) (Ambos & Schlegelmilch, 2009; Donnelly, 2008; Werr & Stjernberg, 2003).
Keywords: Consultancy industry, knowledge sharing, organizational learning, pragmatism, mixed methods
AcronymDEVOL
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/08/201131/12/2012

    Research areas

  • Organisatorisk læring

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