Organisational knowledge and the project dimension

Laurent Bourgeon, Timothy M. Devinney

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The emergence of project-based organisations and the resulting questioning of company structure focused on centres of competence necessitate a new portrayal of organisational knowledge. Exploring existing definitions of knowledge, this article proposes a typology of the various forms of organisational knowledge encompassed in the concept of organisational knowledge cube and taking into account the horizontal and action oriented dimension of the company structure: the projects. In the second part of the paper, the progressive transformation of the Opera de Paris over the last 15 years initiated with the construction of the second opera house in Paris – the Opera Bastille completed in 1989 – offers a dynamic view of a new organisational knowledge base’s development accompanying the implementation of a project-based organisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-285
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Project Organisation and Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2010


  • knowledge management
  • organisational knowledge
  • project management
  • project-based organisation


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