April-May 2016

  • Project and innovation management

    By Midler, Christophe | Killen, Catherine P. | Kock, Alexander Special issue: Project and innovation management: bridging contemporary trends in theory and practice

  • Project innovation

    By Huff, Anne Sigismund Entrepreneurship provides promising bases for project innovation in unpredictable settings that require general adaptability rather than responsive variety. However, important theories in this area…

  • Dynamic capabilities in complex projects

    By Davies, Andrew | Dodgson, Mark | Gann, David Whereas existing approaches and empirical studies of dynamic capabilities focus on the strategic innovation activities of firms (i.e., permanent organizations executing multiple projects and…

  • Floating in space?

    By Lenfle, Sylvain This article deals with the management of exploratory projects and relies on a case study of the space industry to study their supposed strangeness compared with more traditional projects. Indeed,…

  • The challenge of innovation in highly complex projects

    By Shenhar, Aaron | Holzmann, Vered | Melamed, Benjamin | Zhao, Yao Understanding the link between project complexity and innovation is highly pertinent. Yet, the challenge of innovative complex projects has received limited research attention and little theory…

  • Pilot error?

    By Akkermans, Henk | Oorschot, Kim van Although concurrency between project development stages is an effective approach to speeding up project progress, previous research recommends concurrent engineering primarily for less complex,…

  • The innovation journey and the skipper of the raft

    By Enninga, Tanja | Lugt, Remko van der Innovation project leaders have the challenging role of guiding their team by managing four intertwined processes: developing content, meeting project constraints, stimulating creativity, and…

  • A contingency approach on the impact of front-end success on project portfolio success

    By Kock, Alexander | Heising, Wilderich | Gemünden, Hans Georg The pre-project or ideation phase is often disregarded in project portfolio management. Senior managers put more emphasis on later project stages, and researchers predominantly investigate the front…

  • Innovation for multiproject management

    By Korhonen, Tuomas | Laine, Teemu | Lyly-Yrjänäinen, Jouni | Suomala, Petri To attain benefits and value, multiproject R&D management seeks synergy between projects. Selecting or inventing appropriate end-product components within R&D programs is a concrete example of the…

  • Contributions of design thinking to project management in an innovation context

    By Ben Mahmoud-Jouini, Sihem | Midler, Christophe | Silberzahn, Philippe Researchers have long recognized that standard approaches to project management are ill-suited to address changes in the environment or business needs, particularly in innovative contexts…

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