SIG 10: Project Organizing

The Special Interest Group Project Organising is focused on projects and programmes defined as temporary organisations with a goal and pre-determined life cycle.

The Project Organising SIG is concerned with project-based/oriented organisations: firms or public sector agencies organised to promote and/or deliver projects or to implement their strategies and changes by projects and programs.

SIG chair: Rodney Turner (SKEMA Business School, Lille) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Programme chair: Brian Hobbs (Université de Quebec a Montreal, Chair de Gestion de Project - Project Management Chair) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SIG General Track

10-00 Project Organizing

The Project Organising track provides an international platform to share and debate topical issues in project-based/oriented organizing. This includes the management of single projects as temporary organisations, the management of project portfolios, the management of project-oriented organisations, which deliver projects to external or internal customers and project networks, or multi-enterprise meta-organisations, which are created in order to manage projects. The track is organised interactively to allow for feedback and for co-creating new ideas. In addition to the presentation of full academic papers, we will run several sessions to spin ideas and encourage scholars with different backgrounds to enter the conversation about project organising.

Chairs: Martina Huemann (WU Vienna Department of Strategy & Innovation, Project Management Group) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brian Hobbs (Université de Quebec a Montreal, Chair de Gestion de Project - Project Management Chair) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Christophe Midler (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hans Georg Gemünden (Technische Universität Berlin - Berlin Institute of Technology, Chair of Technology and Innovation Management) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rodney Turner (SKEMA Business School, Lille) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Miia Martinsuo (Tampere University of Technology) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Graham Winch (Manchester Business School) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keywords: Project; Programme; Project management; Project-based organization; Project-oriented organization.

 

SIG Standing Track

ST_10-01 Organisational Project Management: Adding rungs to the ladder of Novelty between Organizational Project Management and its link to Research Methodology

In recent decades, the field of project management has extended its focus from the study of a single project to the way a firm uses projects to achieve its goals. Projects as seen as venues for mastering business, implementing changes, innovating and developing competitive advantage. However, in the field of project management, there is still limited set of research methods that are used that delimits the variance in research designs, leads to repetitive design studies and predictable results. We notice a call for new methodological approaches that are alternatives to rational approaches (e.g. reflective methods), a call for organizational-level research as well as project networks and complexity (e.g. mixed approaches) and a call for more clarity in reports on the research paradigms, underlying philosophy and its link with applied methodology. Outside the specific field there is a great deal that can usefully be imported, transformed, and translated so that it is fit for project management research purposes. More trans-disciplinary, translational, and transformational approaches for conducting project related research are required.

Proponents: Nathalie Drouin (ESG UQAM) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ralf Müller (BI Norwegian School) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shankar Sankaran (UTS) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keywords: Novel approaches; Organizational Project Management; Research methods and practice.