Organizational Enablers for Project Governance and Governmentality in Project-based Organizations

Sofia Pemsel, Ralf Müller, Jingting Shao

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Resumé

This study identifies organizational enablers (OEs) for governance and governmentality in the realm of projects in project-based organizations (PBOs). We use a multiple case study design with six firms in Sweden and China to identify OEs. Institutional theory serves as theoretical perspective. Results show that OEs are interwoven, albeit with different strength, with the three pillars of institutional theory (regulative, normative and cultural-cognitive). OEs for project governance and governance of projects fall predominantly into the category of regulative and normative pillars, whereas OEs for governmentality belong mainly to the cultural-cognitive pillar. Collectively these OEs provide for an ambidexterity of flexibility and stability, which allows organizations to align their internal characteristics with their organizational context. Managerial and theoretical implications of the results are discussed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
Antal sider32
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedPMI Research and Education Conference 2014 - Portland, OR, USA
Varighed: 27 jul. 201429 jul. 2014
http://copevents.pmi.org/rec-2014/home

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KonferencePMI Research and Education Conference 2014
LandUSA
ByPortland, OR
Periode27/07/201429/07/2014
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Pemsel, S., Müller, R., & Shao, J. (2014). Organizational Enablers for Project Governance and Governmentality in Project-based Organizations. Afhandling præsenteret på PMI Research and Education Conference 2014, Portland, OR, USA.
Pemsel, Sofia ; Müller, Ralf ; Shao, Jingting. / Organizational Enablers for Project Governance and Governmentality in Project-based Organizations. Afhandling præsenteret på PMI Research and Education Conference 2014, Portland, OR, USA.32 s.
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