The Impact of Technology on the Strategic Management of a Knowledge-Intensive Project Organization: Action Design Research of a Competence Management System

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Rossi, Matti, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Information and Service Economy, Finland
dc.contributor.author Niemi, Erkka
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-15T10:02:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-15T10:02:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-7652-2 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-7653-9 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/29074
dc.description.abstract The combination of digitalization and globalization will have a dramatic impact on organizations and the way people work. Demographic upheavals and societal changes, as well as the inevitable focus on environmental issues, will amplify the effect of these trends. As a result, business executives around the world will face new challenges with business models on one hand and organizational practices on the other hand. There is now a great opportunity for information systems and human resources scientists and practitioners to work together in order to improve understanding of how technology can be utilized to make organizations more effective and inspiring. The “future of work” is already affecting strategic management, HR organizations, and technology in practice. As a result, this has created many exciting research opportunities, identified by scholars looking at human resource information systems, human resource management, enterprise systems, competence management systems, knowledge management, information management, agile software development, or design science. In this action design research I build on top of existing design science research on competence management systems and aim at 1) gaining more understanding about the organizational and technological aspects of enterprise systems design, especially regarding competence development, and 2) increasing understanding of the design of competence management as a strategic capability. In this action design research project we participated in the design, development, and evaluation of a particular organizational instantiation and a management system instantiation that both address important, previously unsolved problems. This study contributes to the existing body of scientific knowledge on information systems. The theoretical contribution is the improved design principles for competence management systems. The practical contribution of the study builds upon the guidance provided to system designers and managers through several frameworks, IT artifacts, and management practices for information systems design processes. In conclusion, this research provides new evidence of how action design research can lead to significant business benefits by integrating theory and practice in a real business context. en
dc.format.extent 101 + app. 64
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 193/2017
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: Niemi, E. and Laine, S. (2016): “Competence Management as a Dynamic Capability: A Strategic Enterprise System for a Knowledge-Intensive Project Organization”, 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), AIS Electronic Library. DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2016.528
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: Niemi, E. and Laine, S. (2016): “Designing Information Governance with focus on Competence Management in a Knowledge-Intensive Project Organization”, 21st International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ), MIT ICIQ electronic library.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: Niemi, E. (2016): “Designing a Competence Management System with Agile Methodologies”, 10th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), AIS Electronic Library.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 4]: Niemi, E. and Laine, S. (2016): “Competence Management System Design Principles: Action Design Research”, 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), AIS Electronic Library.
dc.subject.other Management en
dc.title The Impact of Technology on the Strategic Management of a Knowledge-Intensive Project Organization: Action Design Research of a Competence Management System en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Tieto- ja palvelutalouden laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Information and Service Economy en
dc.subject.keyword action design research en
dc.subject.keyword case study en
dc.subject.keyword competence management system en
dc.subject.keyword design principle en
dc.subject.keyword enterprise system en
dc.subject.keyword human resource development en
dc.subject.keyword information governance en
dc.subject.keyword knowledge-intensive firm en
dc.subject.keyword knowledge-intensive project organization en
dc.subject.keyword strategic management en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-7652-2
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.opn Lindgren, Rikard, Prof., University of Gothenburg, Sweden
dc.rev Henfridsson, Ola, Prof., University of Warwick, UK
dc.rev Otto, Boris, Prof., TU Dortmund University, Germany
dc.date.defence 2018-02-02


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