The role of philosophy in project management

In creating a special issue on the philosophy of project management, the first questions we need to be asking ourselves are: Why should we be interested in philosophy? Why should we be interested in philosophy in project management? What does philosophy have to offer to us as project management professionals and academics? These are fundamental questions that need to be answered with capable and adequate responses; otherwise our endeavors in this field can be considered futile. The answers to these questions aren't straightforward. Academic thought and professional practices have been supported by many fields including, but not limited to, sociology, management science, organization studies, anthropology, engineering and, more broadly speaking, the arts and humanities (of which philosophy is a part), and the natural and social sciences.
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