August-September 2014

  • Project management and organization theory

    By Söderlund, Jonas | Müller, Ralf This is the first Project Management Journal® (PMJ) special issue with papers from the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference. IRNOP has established itself as…

  • Developing a framework for embedding useful project management improvement initiatives in organizations

    By Fernandes, Gabriela | Ward, Stephen | Araújo, Madalena This paper describes the quantitative analysis phase of an exploratory study to identify useful project management improvement initiatives and factors contributing to their successful embedment in…

  • Value management for exploration projects

    By Maniak, Rémi | Midler, Christophe | Lenfle, Sylvain | Le Pellec-Dairon, Marie Whereas exploration projects stand as important drivers in renewing the assets of the firm and creating new business opportunities, it is well recognized that project evaluation and value management…

  • Managing structural and dynamic complexity

    By Brady, Tim | Davies, Andrew Previous research suggests complexity may be a significant factor in a project's failure to achieve cost, time, and quality objectives. In this paper, we examine the project complexity literature to…

  • Risk management in project portfolios is more than managing project risks

    By Teller, Juliane | Kock, Alexander | Gemünden, Hans Georg Project risk management aims at reducing the likelihood of project failure. To manage risk in project portfolios, research suggests adopting a perspective that is wider than the individual project…

  • The effect of optimism bias on the decision to terminate failing projects

    By Meyer, Werner G. This research presents the findings from an experiment that invesigated to what extent decision makers suffer from optimism bias when escalating a commitment to failing projects; 345 individuals,…

  • Ethics, trust, and governance in temporary organizations

    By Müller, Ralf | Turner, J. Rodney | Andersen, Erling S. | Shao, Jingting | Kvalnes, Øyvind Previous research suggests complexity may be a significant factor in a project's failure to achieve cost, time, and quality objectives. In this paper, we examine the project complexity literature to…

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