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Project-as-practice: in search of project management research that matters
Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Umeå, Sweden.
Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Umeå, Sweden.
Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Umeå, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3025-0719
Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
2010 (English)In: Project Management Journal, ISSN 8756-9728, E-ISSN 1938-9507, Vol. 41, no 1, 5-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research on projects is not only an immaturefield of research, but it is also insubstantial whenit comes to understanding what occurs in projects.This article contributes to making projectmanagement research matter to the academic aswell as to the practitioner by developing a projectas-practice approach, in alignment with theongoing debate in social science research.The article outlines a framework and argues thatthere are two major challenges to the researcherand also suggests how these challenges can bemet. Underlying notions of the practice approachare outlined to ensure a development of theproject-as-practice approach that makes projectmanagement research matter!

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2010. Vol. 41, no 1, 5-16 p.
Keyword [en]
project-as-practice, practice research, relevance-based research, relevance challenges, project management research
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Business Administration
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Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-46042DOI: 10.1002/pmj.20141ISI: 000281810700002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-78049455180OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-46042DiVA: diva2:859409
Available from: 2015-10-07 Created: 2015-10-07 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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