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Project management scholarship: relevance, impact and five integrative challenges for business and management schools
BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway. (KITE)
Cranfield School of Management, UK.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, E-ISSN 1873-4634, Vol. 30, no 6, 686-696 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses the standing of project management in the academy. It does so from the viewpoint of business and management schools. The paper identifies five critical integrative challenges concerning research, how they might be better addressed and perhaps turned into opportunities. The paper builds on recent debates within the area of engaged scholarship and knowledge co-production, which call for greater focus on multi-disciplinarity and research–practice collaborations. The paper offers suggestions as to what project management scholars could do to tackle the identified challenges and thereby improve the standing of project management as a subject area within the academy and its contribution to the curriculum and research agenda of business and management schools. The paper ends with some thoughts about future debates on the role of project management research and teaching, especially how project management scholarship could help respond to some of the current criticism of business school research and how research could better inform management practice.

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Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 30, no 6, 686-696 p.
Keyword [en]
Project management research; Impact; Relevance; Integrative challenges
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-101108DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.03.007OAI: diva2:665279
European Academy of Management (EURAM 2011) Conference
Available from: 2013-11-19 Created: 2013-11-19 Last updated: 2016-05-26Bibliographically approved

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