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A project as a workplace Observations from project managers in four R&D and project-intensive companies.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Management. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7108-4094
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, E-ISSN 1873-4634, Vol. 33, no 4, 828-838 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Projects and project management work present what would seem to be a paradox. Although business and industrial companies regard projects as strategic vehicles for innovation and growth, it is doubtful whether project managers are seen as a similarly strategic asset, due to their working environment. This article, which is based on interviews conducted at four major Scandinavian companies, describes several empirical cases of a project as a workplace. In line with previous research we observe a challenging and in many cases exposed situation for many project managers. Our main finding is that a considerable part of what makes up a non-sustainable project work environment stems from the imbalance of power that exists between permanent and temporary organisational forms. The article concludes that a process of "deprojectification" of project employees, i.e. making the distinction between line and project work less distinct in organisations may actually lead to more sustainable project work.

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2015. Vol. 33, no 4, 828-838 p.
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Permanent organisation, Project as workplace, Project managers, Sustainable work, Temporary organisation
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166888DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.10.002ISI: 000353088400011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84925242758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-166888DiVA: diva2:818032
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Available from: 2015-06-08 Created: 2015-05-21 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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