The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

by Peter W. G. Morris, Jeffrey K. Pinto, Jonas Soderlund
     
 

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

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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:
04/01/2011
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.90(d)

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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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