miun.sePublikationer
Ändra sökning
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Breaking out of the straitjacket of project research: In search of contribution
Umeå School of Business, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för humanvetenskap, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskap.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-0980-7877
2011 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 4, nr 3, s. 378-388Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how a different and partly new strategy is needed in order to make research on projects relevant and interesting to a wider scientific community, including organisation and management theory. Design/methodology/approach – The aim is accomplished through a mystery-focused process that identifies what is not explained and continuously confronts empirical data with theoretical explanations in an interactive manner. Findings – Based on a phenomenology-stimulated meta-analysis of the field of project research, the paper outlines an alternative view of the field of project research and four streams of research, each of which is represented by its own scope, focus, audience and “taken-for-granted” assumptions. The streams are: in search of best practice, in search of legitimacy, in search of inspiration and in search of contribution. Research limitations/implications – The paper suggests that, in order to make an true impact on management and social science theories in general, projects must be redefined as objects of study rather than the raison d'être. The inherent paradox, and the conclusion of the paper is that, in order to become more relevant for a broader research community, projects must be reduced to an empirical illustration, a case among others. Originality/value – The paper provides a meta-analysis of the project management research field and offers new insights into challenges that need to be addressed in order to make project management research relevant for a wider management research community.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
2011. Vol. 4, nr 3, s. 378-388
Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-28873DOI: 10.1108/17538371111144139Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84865355527OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-28873DiVA, id: diva2:973764
Tillgänglig från: 2016-09-22 Skapad: 2016-09-22 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-21Bibliografiskt granskad

Open Access i DiVA

Fulltext saknas i DiVA

Övriga länkar

Förlagets fulltextScopus

Personposter BETA

Söderholm, Anders

Sök vidare i DiVA

Av författaren/redaktören
Söderholm, Anders
Av organisationen
Institutionen för samhällsvetenskap
I samma tidskrift
International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald
Företagsekonomi

Sök vidare utanför DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetricpoäng

doi
urn-nbn
Totalt: 21 träffar
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf