Project Leadership in Becoming: A Process Study of an Organizational Change Project
2014 (English)In: Project Management Journal, ISSN 8756-9728, E-ISSN 1938-9507, Vol. 45, no 3, 5-20 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Drawing on the current research in general leadership, we propose that a process ontology is relevant and rewarding for project leadership studies. We argue that project leadership can be studied as the ongoing social production of direction through the construction of actors' space of action, involving continuous construction and reconstruction of (1) past project activities and events; (2) positions and areas of responsibility; (3) discarded, ongoing, and future issues; and (4) intensity, rhythm, and pace. Through an ethnographic case study of an organizational change project, we show how space of action and hence the project direction are in constant flux and becoming.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Vol. 45, no 3, 5-20 p.
process ontology, process thinking, project leadership, interaction, recursivity, ethnography, organizational change projects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-142000DOI: 10.1002/pmj.21418ISI: 000337559100006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84901821070OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-142000DiVA: diva2:699277
QC 201406052014-02-272014-02-272014-08-05Bibliographically approved