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Project competence in product development
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4488-1028
2005 (English)In: Research in Engineering Design, ISSN 0934-9839, E-ISSN 1435-6066, Vol. 15, no 4, 193-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents and discusses the individual competence particularly required to work in project-organized product development. Individual competence encompasses the knowledge, skills and abilities to deal with issues related to organizational, social and technological factors involved in projects. The purpose has been to explore the competence required for project members at the operational level, and to explore the conditions for developing such competence. The study is based on a qualitative approach, with interviews as the tool for data collection. The study group comprised 54 respondents working in RTD departments within five large Swedish manufacturing companies. The findings reveal the need for project co-workers to be skilled in both practical and psychosocial aspects of co-ordination, time planning and control. The findings of the study demonstrate the importance of being able to cope with prescribed as well as unpredictable processes. They also indicate the effect of time on experience transfer.

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2005. Vol. 15, no 4, 193-200 p.
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project work, product development, competence, knowledge, management, capabilities, firm
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14613DOI: 10.1007/s00163-004-0051-yISI: 000227748400001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-16244405924OAI: diva2:332654
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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