Knowledge Audit in Project-based Organizations: toward a Conceptual Framework

Document Type : مقالات پژوهشی


1 Kharazmi University

2 Tarbiat Modares university


INTRUDUCTION: Knowledge audit can be considered as an important step in knowledge management that plays a crucial role in agility and effectiveness of the knowledge repository of organizations. Various models and methodologies have been proposed for performing the knowledge audit. A precise study and comprehensive review of existing methodologies and models would provide valuable knowledge for the experts and practitioners of the knowledge management. This research aimed to explore existing models and methodologies for knowledge audit in order to select and/or design an appropriate model for knowledge audit based on the requirements and priorities faced by project-based organizations.

METHODOLOGY: This research can be grouped as an applied research which utilized the documentary study method in order to perform a comparative study and investigate the existing models and methodologies associated with the knowledge audit.

FINDINGS: Although there is a diverse range of models and methodologies for knowledge audit, their nature is static; and almost, not entirely detailed. Thus, their practical application in different industrial environments lacks the required flexibility and agility.

CONCLUSIONS: With respect to the need for knowledge audit implementation in project-based organizations and considering the fact that there is an inconsistency between the existing models and specific characteristics of the organizations of this kind, it can be deduced that an appropriate and practical model for knowledge auditing in project-based organizations should be developed based on the requirements and characteristics of project-based organizations, knowledge taxonomy and audit factors.


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