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Researching projects and theorizing families of temporary organizations
Umeå University.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2629-6968
Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: Project Management Journal, ISSN 8756-9728, E-ISSN 1938-9507, Vol. 46, no 5, p. 9-18Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Following contemporary development in which most temporary, focused, and organized endeavors can be regarded as a project and studied as a temporary organization, here we ask: How can these phenomena 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 we believe is useful in advancing the studies of projects and temporary organizations toward more opportunities for rigorous theorizing.

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2015. Vol. 46, no 5, p. 9-18
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projects, temporary organizations, conceptual, family resemblance, theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28496DOI: 10.1002/pmj.21520ISI: 000364590600006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84942295761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-28496DiVA, id: diva2:878104
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-07 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved

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