Existentialism, evolution, and the matter of project management enquiry

Whitty, Stephen Jonathan (2011) Existentialism, evolution, and the matter of project management enquiry. In: 25th IPMA World Congress: Project Management - Delivering the Promise, 9-12 Oct 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

This is a conceptual paper that summarizes both existential and evolutionary approaches to project management enquiry. The intention of which is that both concepts might be more accessible and to the project management scholarly and practitioner community. The paper compares the major project management literature on both approaches and draws some concluding remarks about the basic presuppositions and utility of each. For example, the existential approach offers a capability to unmask the power struggles in project management, and the evolutionary approach offers a capability to shift the balance of power.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Jon Whitty
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2012 05:24
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: project management; existentialism; evolution; ontology
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20133

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