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Polar expedition project and project management

This article presents the results of a polar expedition by sea kayak in which the authors participated in 2007. It calls upon the approach of Bruno Latour to describe the forms of sociotechnical combinations and the controversies that arose during the course of the project. In addition, the article utilizes the experience of this unique project to draw lessons regarding project management in general: lessons on team makeup, knowledge management, and the relationship between preparation and actual implementation of a given project.
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