Signs to dogma: a Heideggerian view of how artefacts distort the project world

van der Hoorn, Bronte and Whitty, Stephen J. (2015) Signs to dogma: a Heideggerian view of how artefacts distort the project world. International Journal of Project Management, 33 (6). pp. 1206-1219. ISSN 0263-7863

Abstract

There are a variety of artefacts that are commonly associated with projects and their management. This article uses the Heideggerian concept of signs to disclose the elements of the 'lived experience' of project work that are veiled or distorted by these artefacts. The exploration also identifies the elements of the dominant thinking of project management (dogma) that are referred to by these artefacts. The reason for this veiling and distortion is discussed with reference to the linguistics concept of veiled intention. A key implication of these findings is that effort is being expended on these artefacts which reinforce thinking that is not aligned with the 'lived experience' of projects. It also indicates the relationship of the dominant project management dogma to the discipline's artefacts.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 01:59
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 01:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heidegger; managing projects; project management artefacts; theory of research into project management
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8705 Building Management and Services > 870599 Building Management and Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.02.011
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26924

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