Talking with Russian Dolls: revealing the project 'lived experience' through Heidegger’s spatiality and temporality

van der Hoorn, Bronte and Whitty, S. Jonathan (2015) Talking with Russian Dolls: revealing the project 'lived experience' through Heidegger’s spatiality and temporality. In: APROS/EGOS Conference 2015: Spaces, Constraints, Creativities: Organization and Disorganization, 9–11 Dec 2015, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper proposes the metaphoric tool of nested Russian Dolls through Heidegger’s concepts of spatiality and temporality to reveal facets of the 'lived experience' of project managing. The paper is a conceptual discussion of Heidegger’s notion of space and time applied to the experience of project work. The metaphoric tool enables us to place the project manager’s personal experience as primary; to access facets of the experience that may not be on the 'official' record (because they were unknown or concealed); and highlights that there is a non-linearity and complexity in the task of project managing. This paper aligns with the APROS/EGOS conference and project stream themes as it draws on a non-mainstream conception of space in project work and highlights how this is aligned to facets of the 'lived experience' of project managing.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Sydney University of Technology.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 05:08
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 05:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: spatiality; lived Experience; theory of project management; Heidegger
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31057

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