People capability of project based organisations: A conceptual framework
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, Vol. 26, no 5, 566-576 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper develops a conceptual framework intended to increase the understanding of human resource management (HRM) in project-based organisations. Drawing on the capabilities perspective on project-based organisations, it makes two main contributions. First, it proposes the concept of ‘people capability’ to broaden the conceptualisation of HRM in project-based organisations. Secondly, building on the framework proposed by Davies and Brady [Davies A, Brady T. Organisational capabilities and learning in complex product systems: towards repeatable solutions. Res Policy 2000;29(7–8):931–53], an extended conceptual framework for people capability of project-based organisations is suggested. In this framework, people management systems are conceived as the expression of an integration of people capability with strategic, functional and project capabilities. Based on this framework, three sets of activities for the people management system in project-based organisations are identified. Finally, the paper discusses possible avenues for future research within the area of organisational capabilities of project-based organisations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 26, no 5, 566-576 p.
People capability, Projects, Project-based organisations, Human resource management, People management systems, Organisational capabilities, Project capabilities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13173DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.05.002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13173DiVA: diva2:17966