Organizational Enablers for Governance and Governmentality of Projects: A Literature Review

Ralf Müller, Sofia Pemsel, Jingting Shao

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Abstract

This study identifies the organizational enablers for governance in the realm of projects. We first conceptualize organizational enablers as comprising of process facilitators and discursive abilities, each with its own factors and mechanisms. Then we apply this concept to the literature on project governance, governance of projects and governmentality. Outcomes indicate that governance is enabled through different forms of flexibility at different levels of governance, institutional setup and authority at the project level, flexible structures and mindsets of people at the organizational level, and through development of self-responsible, self-organizing people for governmentality in project settings. Questions for future research are indicated.
This study identifies the organizational enablers for governance in the realm of projects. We first conceptualize organizational enablers as comprising of process facilitators and discursive abilities, each with its own factors and mechanisms. Then we apply this concept to the literature on project governance, governance of projects and governmentality. Outcomes indicate that governance is enabled through different forms of flexibility at different levels of governance, institutional setup and authority at the project level, flexible structures and mindsets of people at the organizational level, and through development of self-responsible, self-organizing people for governmentality in project settings. Questions for future research are indicated.
LanguageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume32
Issue number8
Pages1309–1320
Number of pages12
ISSN0263-7863
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Organizational enablers
  • Project governance
  • Governance of projects
  • Governmentality
  • Lietrature reivew

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Organizational Enablers for Governance and Governmentality of Projects : A Literature Review. / Müller, Ralf; Pemsel, Sofia; Shao, Jingting.

In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 32, No. 8, 2014, p. 1309–1320.

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