Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Tinkerbell and the Empire State Building: Recalling what seems to be forgotten
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University .
2018 (English)In: PM World Journal, ISSN 2330-4480, Vol. VII, no VII, p. 1-4Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

“I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!!” (Peter Pan)

In the 1905 play “Peter Pan; or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up”, Sir James Matthew Barrie described how Peter Pan, through his strong beliefs, brought the fairy Tinkerbell back to life. In this short essay, we aim to initiate discussions on the role of strong beliefs and the so-called “Tinkerbell effect” in upholding taken-for-granted assumptions within the construction industry.

As the basis for the discussion, the essay reports on a recently published journal article in Business Horizons entitled “Revisiting the construction of the Empire State Building: Have we forgotten something?” (Jacobsson and Wilson, 2018). Presently the article is also sold as a case study and teaching case by Harvard Business Review. (The case study can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/HBRcasestudy and the teaching case at https://tinyurl.com/HBPEcase)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PM World Inc. , 2018. Vol. VII, no VII, p. 1-4
Keywords [en]
Projects, Empire State Building, Construction, Project Management, Mega projects
National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41333OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-41333DiVA, id: diva2:1244220
Available from: 2018-08-31 Created: 2018-08-31 Last updated: 2018-09-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Tinkerbell and the Empire State Building(520 kB)21 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 520 kBChecksum SHA-512
8bc3fae277da20d02b70bb567e1daf0f61ee3a04ca099b3facfdd5e370e3f72eca407d4e4f2c19447df49224070cdd989a6038795eb7adf7e88f0121e8af3f24
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Fulltext

Authority records BETA

Jacobsson, Mattias

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jacobsson, Mattias
By organisation
JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science
Construction Management

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 21 downloads
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

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 80 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf