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Modes and mechanisms of control in Multi-Project Organisations: the R&D case
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Technology Management, ISSN 0267-5730, Vol. 50, no 1, 1-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is a widespread acceptance that organising by projects is on the increase. In previous research on the management of projects, the majority of studies have adopted project-centric approaches, downplaying organisation- or company-wide matters even in firms whose performance largely depends on the combined success of multiple projects. In this paper, we focus on the problem of management control and specifically the control modes and control mechanisms used by management in project-intensive Randamp;D units. On the basis of a multiple case study of four Randamp;D units, we suggest a typology of four different kinds of multi-project situations. The typology is based on two dimensions, dependency between projects and project uncertainty. The typology is used to explain differences in management control modes and mechanisms between the firms in our study.

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InderScience Publishers, 2010. Vol. 50, no 1, 1-22 p.
Keyword [en]
projects, project management, MPOs, multi-project organisations, management control, control mode, RandD
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-55522DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2010.031915ISI: 000276803700001OAI: diva2:316230

Tidigare titel "Modes and mechanisms of control in Multi-Project Organisations the RandampD case"

Available from: 2010-04-30 Created: 2010-04-30 Last updated: 2014-04-30Bibliographically approved

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