Relating sustainable development and project management

a conceptual model

Sustainable development has become a recognized integrative component of political and entrepreneurial decision making. Sustainable development is considered in societies and companies and has received increasing attention in management literature. Sustainable development in temporary organizations such as projects and programs is rarely considered. First attempts to relate sustainable development and projects can be found in literature and practice. However, the challenges and potentials of relating sustainable development and project management have not yet been researched in depth.In this conceptual paper, we bring these two concepts together to see how project management can be further developed by explicitly integrating the principles of sustainable development. For relating sustainable development and project management, we developed a model, which is based on a process-related sustainability definition. We use the model to discuss selected relationships between these two concepts and offer first prop
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