Researching projects and theorizing families of temporary organizations

Following the contemporary development where most temporary, focused, and organized endeavors can be regarded as a project and studied as a temporary organization, we here ask how these concepts can be defined without hindering pluralism in understanding, development, and theorizing? Based on the notions of family resemblance -- the idea that it is not a specific trait, but a variety of traits that are shared by some, but not all, members of a family -- we propose a new dynamic framework that we believe is useful in order to advance studies of projects and temporary organizations towards more opportunities for rigorous theorizing.
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