The link research--practice
a matter of "ingenium" (part 2)
How can project management researchers and practitioners transfer theoretical knowledge into actual practice and examine practical knowledge via scholarly investigations? This editorial--the second in a series of three (part one was published in PMJ's September 2006 issue)--examines the three remaining levels of perception, epistemological, ontological, and metaphysical, noting how project professionals can transfer the lessons learned about these levels of perception from research into practice and from practice into research. In doing so, it defines each level's purpose and function; it identifies the key questions that each level addresses. It describes different types of knowledge, three schools of ontology, and five central questions of metaphysics.