The central idea of this paper is to comprehend knowledge integration in inter-organizational IS
projects through a knowledge cluster view of inter-organizational IS projects. The proliferation of
such projects combined with the complexity of managing them, motivated this study. The study is
based on a single case study which involves four organizations collaborating on a project. Findings
suggest that knowledge integration in inter-organizational projects occurs through knowledge clusters
and involves the interaction of complementary specialized knowledge bases within a structure and
influenced by the clusters’ perceptions towards the project. Implications of the findings and future
research opportunities are discussed.
Bhandar, Mamata; Pan, Shan L.; and Tan, Bernard C. Y., "Knowledge clusters: Dealing with a multilevel phenomenon" (2009). ECIS 2009 Proceedings. 338.