The implementation project of Pidas as a dynamic project constellation: A grounded theory case study

Line Bang Riecke Hjardemaal

Student thesis: Master thesis


The issue of this thesis is to develop a middle-range substantive theoretical framework which can suggest explanations of the behavioural patterns in a project characterised by uncertainty. The generation of theory will be based on Grounded Theory (GT) and it will take its point of departure in the everyday experiences of the involved actors. The focus is placed on discovering what concepts and hypotheses are relevant for the project in question by inquiring into the difficulties that people in projects face and how and why they handle these difficulties as they do. The intention therefore is to listen carefully to what practitioners have to say –to draw on their stories to highlight challenges, useful techniques or crises that they have experienced. The purpose of this is the development of a grounded theory; however it also results in some reflections of the process of conducting a study based on a GT approach as this proves to be a large task. The idea behind sharing the experience of carrying out a GT case study is also to involve the reader in the process of theory generation, in order for him to understand some of the choices made by me as a researcher in the process.

EducationsMSc in Business, Language and Culture, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2008
Number of pages86