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Researching Projects and Theorizing Families of Temporary Organizations
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
Jönköping International Business School.
Mid Sweden University.
2015 (English)In: Project Management Journal, ISSN 8756-9728, E-ISSN 1938-9507, Vol. 46, no 5, 9-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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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2015. Vol. 46, no 5, 9-18 p.
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Projects, Temporary Organizations, Conceptual, Family resemblance, Theory
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103341DOI: 10.1002/pmj.21520ISI: 000364590600006OAI: diva2:812981
Available from: 2015-05-21 Created: 2015-05-21 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved

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