Value Creation through Project Risk Management

Pelle Willumsen, Josef Oehmen, Verena Stingl, Joana Geraldi

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Risk management is a common and widely adopted project practice. Practitioners use risk management based on a common assumption that risk management adds value to projects. Yet, in the complex and ambiguous environment of a project, value is often subjective. If this is the case, then how do stakeholders perceive project risk management to create value? This paper presents a literature review and an empirical study of project risk management as a means of creating value. The empirical study is based on interviews, analyzed through qualitative analysis, to unravel the subjective value of project risk management. Specifically, we addressed how practitioners perceived the connection between project risk management practices and value creation. We found that stakeholders' perceptions of value played an important role in how value was created through project risk management. What a stakeholder perceives to be important, such as the prospective outcomes of a project, influences the perceived value of a given project risk management practice. The empirical findings indicate the need for a contextualized understanding of the value of project risk management, and thereby provide a more nuanced view of the variety of forms through which project risk management can create value. The findings question the “universal ideal” of PRM value creation portrayed in the academic and practitioner literature.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Project Management
Vol/bind37
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)731-749
Antal sider19
ISSN0263-7863
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2019

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Willumsen, Pelle ; Oehmen, Josef ; Stingl, Verena ; Geraldi, Joana . / Value Creation through Project Risk Management. I: International Journal of Project Management. 2019 ; Bind 37, Nr. 5. s. 731-749.
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