From Best Practices to Next Practices: Project-based learning in the development of large infrastructure

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Over the last decades of development of knowledge management and organizational learning, there has been an increase in learning research within and across projects. Learning from past lessons in projects and preparing for the next project management practices is very important in large infrastructure projects. The autonomy of projects brings opportunities for generating new knowledge to solve problems but makes diffusing the knowledge between projects and even within stages of the project difficult. This poses a significant gap that may be negatively affecting practices. A clear and in-depth understanding of project-based learning is needed. The research aims to stimulate discussions and further debate about learning at the project level to identify and implement capabilities and structures that enable more efficient learning within and between projects in terms of value creation...
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Hertogh, M.J.C.M., Supervisor
  • Bakker, H.L.M., Supervisor
  • Houwing, E.J., Advisor
Award date6 Apr 2021
Print ISBNs978-94-6384-209-9
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Project-based learning
  • knowledge management
  • organizational learning
  • project management
  • large infrastructure project
  • co-creation
  • exploitative learning
  • explorative learning
  • collaboration


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