"Knowledge management is a prerequisite for sustaining a competitive advantage in project-based companies. However, in these companies, and projects in general, activities like knowledge acquisition and sharing are often complex tasks. This is because project management teams often comprise diversely skilled people working together before and who do not expect to work together again. This book presents a new portfolio of various concepts and insights into the management of knowledge in project-based companies. In doing this it uses autopoietic epistemology and the holistic concept of man as observational schemes and analytical tools, with a focus on organic, human, issues."--BOOK JACKET.