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Can PA Consulting Group harness their human and technological assets to make knowledge-sharing a reality?


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The focus of the dissertation is knowledge-sharing within the context of a multi-disciplinary consultancy. PA Consulting Group is a successful global I.T management and implementation consultancy operating from over 40 offices around the world with 3,000 full time staff members and annual turnover in excess of £600 million. It consists of a number of talented and knowledgeable individuals that collectively, have years of experience in a variety of industries and are well placed to solve client issues and implement solutions.


  • 15,000 words - 132 pages
  • Excellent use of literature
  • Many Business and IT models used
  • Good analysis of subject area
  • Ideal for business, management, HRM and IT students


1: Introduction
Business Problem
Aims & Objectives

2: An Industrial Analaysis
Who is PA?
Internal Analysis
Analysis Method - Mckinsey's 7 'S Framework
Structure
Corporate Arm
Consultancy Arm
Strategy
Systems
HR Systems
Global Sales System
Knowledge System
Reward and recognition systems
Style
Skills
Staff
Motivation
Shared values
Client focused
Selfless and team orientated
Ethical
Commercially Driven
Seeking to Excel
Conclusion
External Analysis
Analysis Method - SWOT Analysis
Current environment - Opportunities & Threats
Adaptive steps
The threat of competition
Market share - Opportunity
Summary

3: Theoretical Framework
Introduction to the Concept of knowledge Management
Data, Information and Knowledge
Data
Information
Knowledge
Types of Knowledge
Explicit Knowledge
Tacit Knowledge
Knowledge Conversion
The four modes of Knowledge Conversion
Dynamic Systems
The Environment
Technical Assets
Intranets
KnowledgeNet
Distributive Application
Collaborative Application
What are human assets?
Knowledge-sharing
Hierarchy
Culture
The knowledge market
The knowledge Community
Game Theory
Summary

4: Analysis of Technical Problems
Uploading and Searching
The Problems with SiteServer
Summary

5: Research Methods and Source of Data
Introduction
Research Aims
Data Sources
Overview of Selected Research Methods
Triangulation
Types of Data - Primary & Secondary
Quantitative Methods
Questionnaires
Qualitative Methods
Semi structure qualitative interviews
Research Limitations

6 Results and Findings
Qualitative Managerial Responses (Managerial Interviews)
Knowledge Management Initiative at PA Consulting Group
Knowledge-sharing Theory Vs Practice
Incentives for sharing
PA's Technology
Searching for a Solution
Questionnaire Responses
KNet popularity
KNet efficiency / Technical capabilities
The Process of Acquisition
Staff Epistemology
PA Culture for Sharing
Summary

7: Analysis and Discussion
Overview
Contributing explicit knowledge
Structural Components
Process Components
Motivation and inhibitors towards sharing explicit and tacit knowledge
Business Model
Summary

8: Conclusions
Can a Consulting Environment Facilitate Sharing?
Do People Really Share Knowledge and If Not Why?
Can PA Encourage a Sharing Culture?
What Role Should Technology Play?
Future Direction of PA
Future Research
Larger Sample
Rank

References

Appendices



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