A memetic paradigm of project management

Whitty, Stephen Jonathan (2005) A memetic paradigm of project management. International Journal of Project Management, 23 (8). pp. 575-583. ISSN 0263-7863

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This paper aims to fuel the discussion on examining project management research from different perspectives. A new memetic approach to project management is presented that promotes a new way to examine the discipline of project management. Project management is claimed to be a memeplex with the language and stories of its scholars and practitioners at its core; shaping and restricting human behaviour, and creating impoverished mental models of project management. The paper suggests that a new memetic approach to project management will help lift restrictions imposed by the traditional research approach, and enrich our mental maps of project management to serve us better.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2010 11:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: memetics; project management research
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220209 History of Ideas
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2005.06.005
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6917

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