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Overview

This Handbook presents and discusses leading ideas in the management of projects. Positioning project management as a domain much broader and more strategic than simply 'execution management', this Handbook draws on the insights of over 40 scholars to chart the development of the subject over the last 50 years or more as an area of increasing practical and academic interest. It suggests we could be entering an emerging 'third wave' of analysis and interpretation following its early technical and operational beginnings and the subsequent shift to a focus on projects and their management. Topics dealt with include: the historical evolution of the subject; its theoretical base; professionalism; business and societal context; strategy; organization; governance; innovation; overruns; risk; information management; procurement; relationships and trust; knowledge management; practice and teams. This handbook is of particular relevance to those interested in the research issues underlying project management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199563142
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter W.G. Morris is Professor and Head of the School of Construction and Project Management at University College London (UCL). He is the author of over 110 papers and several books on the management of projects. A previous Chairman of the Association for Project Management, he was awarded the Project Management Institute's 2005 Research Achievement Award, IPMA's 2009 Research Award, and APM's 2008 Sir Monty Finniston Life-Time Achievement Award.

Jeffrey K. Pinto holds the Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair in the Management of Technology at Penn State University. He is the author or editor of 23 books and over 120 scientific papers. Dr. Pinto is a two-time recipient of the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Project Management Institute (1997, 2001) for outstanding service to the project management profession. He received PMI's Research Achievement Award in 2009.

Jonas Soderlund is Professor at BI Norwegian School of Management and responsible for its executive education within the area of project management. He is a founding member of the KITE Research Group (Knowledge Integration and Innovation in Transnational Enterprise) based at Linkoping University. He has researched and published widely on the management and organization of projects and project-based firms and the evolution of project competence.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards the Third Wave of Project Management, Peter W.G. Morris, Jeffrey Pinto, and Jonas Soderlund
Part I: History and Foundations
1. A Brief History of Project Management, Peter W.G. Morris
2. Theoretical Foundations of Project Management: Suggestions for a Pluralistic Understanding, Jonas Soderlund
3. The Evolution of Project Management Research: the Evidence from the Journals, Rodney Turner, Jeffrey Pinto and Christophe Bredillet
4. Prospects for Professionalism in Project Management, Damian Hodgson and Daniel Muzio
Part II: Industry and Context
5. The Project Business: Analytical Framework and Research Opportunities, Karlos Artto, Andrew Davies, Jaakko Kujala, Andrea Prencipe
6. Projects and Partnerships: Institutional Processes and Emergent Practices, Mike Bresnen and Nick Marshall
7. Project Ecologies: A Contextual View on Temporary Organizations, Gernot Grabher and Oliver Ibert
Part III: Strategy and Decision-Making
8. The P-form Corporation: Contingencies, Characteristics, and Challenges, Jonas Soderlund and Fredrik Tell
9. Implementing Strategy through Projects, Christoph Loch and Stylianos Kavadias
10. Program Management: an Emerging Opportunity for Research and Scholarship, Sergio Pellegrinelli, David Partington and Joana G. Geraldi
11. Projects and Innovation: Innovation and Projects, Tim Brady and Mike Hobday
Part IV: Governance and Control
12. Project Governance, Ralf Muller
13. Over Budget, Over Time, Over and Over Again: Managing Major Projects, Bent Flyvbjerg
14. Managing Risk and Uncertainty on Projects: a Cognitive Approach, Graham M. Winch and Eunice Maytorena
15. Information Management and the Management of Projects, Jennifer Whyte and Raymond Levitt
Part V: Contracting and Relationships
16. Shaping Projects, Building Networks, Bernard Cova and Robert Salle
17. Innovating the Practice of Normative Control in Project Management Contractual Relations, Stewart Clegg, Kjersti Bjorkeng, Tyrone Pitsis
18. Trust in Relational Contracting and as a Critical Organizational Attribute, Nuno Gil, Hedley Smyth And Jeffrey Pinto
Part VI: Organizing And Learning
19. Knowledge Integration in Product Development Projects: a Contingency Framework, Lars Lindkvist
20. Leadership and Teamwork in Dispersed Projects, Martin Hoegl, Miriam Muethel, and Hans Georg Gemuenden
21. Projects-As-Practice: New Approach, New Insights, Markus Hallgren and Anders Soderholm

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