Project Management Journal

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Project Management Journal

June-July 2016

In the current issue of PMJ

Guest Editorial

Minima Moralia in Project Management: There Is No Right Life in the Wrong One
Louis Klein

The Projectification of Everything: Projects as a Human Condition
Anders Jensen, Christian Thuesen, and Joana Geraldi

Philosophy of Project Management: Lessons from the Philosophy of Science
J. Davidson Frame

An Existential Hermeneutic Philosophical Approach to Project Management
Bradley Rolfe, Steven Segal, and Svetlana Cicmil

Let’s Discuss Aesthetics for Projects
Bronte van der Hoorn and Jon Whitty

Why Distinctions Matter: What Does Philosophical Analysis Have to Do with Project Management?
José Idler

The Metaphysical Questions Every Project Practitioner Should Ask
Lavagnon A. Ika and Christophe N. Bredillet

Living With the Unknown Unknown: Uncertainty in Projects
Øyvind Kvalnes

Root Metaphors for the Management of Projects: Toward a Knowledge-Based View
Terence Ahern, P. J. Byrne, and Brian Leavy

Project Management Between Will and Representation
Serghei Floricel and Sorin Piperca

The Open Secret of Values: The Roles of Values and Axiology in Project Research
Thomas Biedenbach and Mattias Jacobsson

Project Management Journal (PMJ) Mission Statement

The Project Management Journal’s mission is to shape world thinking on the need for and impact of managing projects by publishing cutting-edge research to advance theory and evidence-based practice.

Projects represent a growing proportion of human activity in large, small, private or public organizations. Projects are used to execute and sustain today’s organizational activities. They play a fundamental role as the engine of tomorrow’s innovation, value creation, and strategic change. However, projects too often fail to deliver their promise.

PMJ addresses these multiple challenges and opportunities by encouraging the development and application of novel theories, concepts, frameworks, research methods, and designs. PMJ embraces contributions both from within and beyond project management to augment and transform theory and practice.

The Journal welcomes articles on projects, programs, project portfolios; megaprojects; project-based organizations, project networks, project business, and the projectification of society.

It welcomes the following topics, but not limited to: governance; strategy; innovation and entrepreneurship; organizational change, learning, capabilities, routines, information systems and technology; complexity and uncertainty; ethics; leadership; teams; and stakeholder management in a wide range of contexts.

Project Management Journal Editors and Departments

Hans Georg Gemünden – BI Norwegian Business School, NO, Editor-in-Chief

The Human Side of Projects, Project Management and Project-based Organizations
Monique Aubry – University of Quebec at Montreal, CA
Ralf Müller – BI Norwegian Business School, NO
Jonas Söderlund – BI Norwegian Business School, NO

ICT as a Facilitator of Project Management and the Management of ICT Projects
Cecil Eng Huang Chua – University of Auckland, Business School, NZ
Gary Klein – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
Fred Niederman – Saint Louis University, USA

Project Business and Project Networks
Andrew Davies – University College London, UK
Jaakko Kujala – University of Oulu, FI
John Steen – University of Queensland Business School, AU

Innovation through Projects, Programs, and Portfolios
Tim Brady – University of Brighton, UK
Catherine Killen – University of Technology, Sydney, AU
Alexander Kock – TU Darmstadt, Law and Economics, DE
Christophe Midler – École Polytechnique, FR

Submitting to the Project Management Journal

Articles submitted to the Journal are double-blind reviewed. Please see the Project Management Journal editorial guidelines for further information. PMJ is a journal to disseminate and discuss project management research. It is not a platform to discuss the content or quality of PMI standards, credentials or certifications, and those of other standard-setting organizations.

Project Management Journal is published by PMI and a collaboration between PMI Publications and PMI Academic Resources. The Journal publishes six times per year and occasionally features special issues on select topics: February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/November, and December/January.

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Calls for Papers

Project Management Journal® invites authors to submit papers for Special Editions of the journal:

  1. Exploring the Role of Agile Approaches for the Management of Projects
  2. Projects and Networks
  3. Process Studies of Project Organizing

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