Beyond Project Management: New Perspectives on the Temporary - Permanent Dilemma

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"While many scholarly writings have just echoed practical management problems, this volume broadens the approach to projects. First, the contributions made expand the scope from single projects to projects in their corporate and social contexts. Second, they relate projects to theoretical insights gained in the organizational science at large. Third, they display the multitude of empirical settings where projects are used today"
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Overview

"While many scholarly writings have just echoed practical management problems, this volume broadens the approach to projects. First, the contributions made expand the scope from single projects to projects in their corporate and social contexts. Second, they relate projects to theoretical insights gained in the organizational science at large. Third, they display the multitude of empirical settings where projects are used today"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788763001076
  • Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Pages: 348

Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 The Scandinavian School of Project Studies 11
2 How project management got carried away 25
3 The temporary society and its enemies: Projects from an individual perspective 39
4 Contracts of work in a project-based economy 59
5 Stickiness and leakiness in inter-organizational innovation projects 81
6 Information sharing among partnering project organizations 108
7 Projects and core values 126
8 Intensive innovation context and design system dynamics: The case of car Information Communication Entertainment (ICE) systems 151
9 Organizing in two modes: On the merging of the temporary and the permanent 170
10 Regenerated professionalism: The librarian who went out on her own 187
11 Moving beyond the rhetoric of the post-modern corporation: Some observations on complementarities in innovative forms of organizing 205
12 Bridging the gap between temporality and permanency 224
13 Project management as boundary work: Dilemmas of defining and delimiting 241
14 The futile dream of the perfect goal 261
15 What goes on in projects?: On goal-directed learning processes 278
16 The life of a project researcher 292
References 312
Author presentations 342
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