Project Knowledge Management: A Cross-cultural Perspective

By Miwa Nishinaka and Katsuhiro Umemoto.

Published by Knowledge Management: An International Journal

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This paper examines the theoretical backgrounds on knowledge management and cross-cultural management in international project settings. The purpose of this paper is to clarify explored and unexplored areas in current research. Propositions of a concept, project knowledge management from a cross-cultural perspective, is presented, establishing an expanded role of knowledge management. The literature review is made up of three parts: "Models and Theories on Knowledge Management", "Knowledge Management Theories Focusing on Projects" and "Knowledge Management Theories Focusing on Cross-Cultural Settings". The research situated on the boundary among them are introduced, in addition to the relationships.
The contribution of this paper is to present a comprehensive summary of project knowledge management from a perspective of cross-cultural settings as well as to attempt to synthesis between them for the future research which aims to be a conceptual base of global project management.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Cross-cultural Management, Project Management

Knowledge Management: An International Journal, Volume 13, Issue 4, January 2015, pp.15-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: December 31, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 728.668KB)).

Miwa Nishinaka

Doctoral Student, School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Tokyo, Japan

Katsuhiro Umemoto

Professor, School of Knowledge Science, Nomi-shi, Ishikawa, Japan