Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
Hanken School of Economics.
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 2016 Annual Conference / [ed] Reyes, Pedro, 2016, in press- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The premise of this paper is that tension exists among participants and parties in projects.  The uniqueness of development in projects virtually assures this.  It is proposed that tensions are a product of the precursors of complexity, uncertainty and equivocality, and an attempt is made to characterize tension as it arises in projects – its genesis, its nature, its effects and (sometimes) its resolution.  Within discussions on the strategy, decision making, intdra- and inter-project interdependencies, organization change projects and managing across development sites associated with a flagship project, 77 statements concerning tension were identified.  These statements were analyzed for content to produce a model associating tension with its precursors and the literature on tension.  It is felt that a contribution is made to project contingency theory where knowledge about project context is seen as essential in order to understand best practices for project execution and effectiveness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. in press- p.
Keyword [en]
Tension, complexity, uncertainty, equivocality
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121876OAI: diva2:934944
Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 2016 Annual Conference
Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2016-06-09

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Wilson, Timothy
By organisation
Business Administration
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 2 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link