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Towards a Design for the Project-based Organization
Politecnico di Milano & SKEMA Business School.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4139-7548
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Management.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7338-1404
2016 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Organization design is an established field of research within organization studies, focusing on different organizational forms, the array of the design strategies available to managers and their external and internal contingencies.  However, our understanding of the complementary design choices available to managers of project-based organizations is limited.  Building on both organization theory and design and project management literature this study identifies design choices available for the design of the project-based organization.  Adopting the contingency perspective, it reviews the literature on project-based organizations to explore key factors that influence the design of the project-based organization in comparison with more traditional organizations.  The resulting model offers a starting point for further studies on the design of the project-based organization.  The study concludes by suggesting a research agenda in light of the results.

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Organization design, project-based organization, contingency theory, design choices
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-197648OAI: diva2:1052316
European Academy of Management Conference EURAM 2016 in Paris, 1-4 June 2016

QC 20161208

Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2016-12-08Bibliographically approved

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