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A psychological contract perspective on project networks
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Management.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7129-5040
2018 (English)In: Project Management Journal, ISSN 8756-9728, E-ISSN 1938-9507, Vol. 49, no 4, p. 81-88Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A current challenge for project network scholars is to explain “how history matters”; in other words, how past experiences of collaboration between actors in a project network are transformed into an (informal) organizational format that is replicable in future collaborations. How are project networks formed in the first place? By examining a collaboration under formation between two organizations, this article proposes that project networks can be conceptualized as psychological contracts. In this formation process, critical incidents play a key role as they define “items” in the psychological contract; in project network terms, these items define routines for collaboration.

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Sage Publications, 2018. Vol. 49, no 4, p. 81-88
Keywords [en]
Project network, inter-organizational project, psychological contract, critical incident
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Other Mechanical Engineering Business Administration
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Industrial Economics and Management; Industrial Economics and Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-223765DOI: 10.1177/8756972818781713ISI: 000439113200007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85051182927OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-223765DiVA, id: diva2:1190879
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QC 20180807

Available from: 2018-03-15 Created: 2018-03-15 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved

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