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Special Issue: Advancing Theory and Debate in Project Studies

  • We Are Projects member content locked

    By Arne Carlsen and Tyrone S. Pitsis Research on projects has to a limited degree taken issue with how projects are chief producers of meaning at work. We develop the concept of narrative capital as a basic mechanism for how people can…

  • The Worthy Human Being as Prosuming Subject member content locked

    By Karin Berglund, Monica Lindgren, and Johann Packendorf The projectified self is suggested in this article as a way to advance emancipatory project studies toward improved understandings of how individuals in contemporary neoliberal societies are urged…

  • Thinly and Thickly Capitalized Projects member content locked

    By Alexander Styhre In the contemporary economy, finance industry interests and finance theory propositions increasingly determine investment behavior. Project management scholars access conceptual frameworks and…

  • The Management of Values in Project Business member content locked

    By Miia Martinsuo This article reveals the challenges of subjectivity, dynamics, and tensions stemming from multistakeholder involvement and competing values over the project life cycle.

  • Conflicting Notions of a Project member content locked

    By Kristian Kreiner The field of project management has erected an impressive edifice of knowledge that apparently hinders us in learning anything from experience except what we already know.

  • Project Studies Beyond the Straitjacket member content locked

    By Mattias Jacobsson and Anders Söderholm This article provides insights into ways in which project studies can be extended to make further impact on and contributions to other research domains, including more general management and…

  • The Challenges of Implementing Temporal Shifts in Temporary Organizations member content locked

    By Anne Live Vaagaasar, Tor Hernes, and Therese Dille We apply a situated temporal view to reveal the acute challenge actors face in making changes when their project moves toward its final deadline.

Regular Articles

  • Advancing Theory and Debate in Project Studies member content locked

    By Joana Geraldi, Jonas Söderlund, and Alfons van Marrewijk Project studies, in other words, the scholarly inquiry into project-based organizing and working life, is advancing. The field has gained increasing attention from scholars around the world …

  • Assessing the Vulnerability of Megaprojects Using Complex Network Theory member content locked

    By Ning Guo, Peng Guo, Ravi Madhavan, Jing Zhao, and Yang Liu This article examines the vulnerability of megaprojects using complex network theory. The megaproject is first abstracted as a weighted directed network, after which a novel vulnerability metric is…

  • The Role of the Project Management Office (PMO) in Stimulating Innovation in Projects Initiated by Owner and Operator Organizations member content locked

    By Natalya Sergeeva and Sultan Ali This article explores the extent to which innovations are driven by the project management office (PMO), an internal unit within owner and operator organizations that is responsible for overall…

  • Several Notes on the Existential Hermeneutic Phenomenology for Project Management and Possibilities of Its Extension by Other Existential Concepts: Case Study From the Research Project Team member content locked

    By Michal Müller and Lenka Jedličková In this article, we propose an extended existential hermeneutic phenomenology framework that includes the original ideas of phenomenologists Fink and Patočka.

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Calls for Papers

We invite authors to submit papers for Special Editions of Project Management Journal®:

The following special edition call for papers are open at this time:

Managing Urgent Projects

The Dark Side of Projects:
Uncovering Slavery, Corruption, Criminal Organizations, and Other Uncomfortable Topics

How Will Project Management Be Changed By 21st-Century General-Purpose Technologies?

Project Behavior

Projects in a Global World:
Bridging Project Management and International Business

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