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Goal seeking and goal oriented projects - trajectories in the temporary organisation
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. (New Management Practices)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6980-3448
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2015 (Swedish)In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 8, no 2, 368-378 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the theory development of “temporary organizing.” Design/methodology/approach – The paper advances the theory of the temporary organization by applying a process ontological-perspective.

Findings – This research note conceptualizes “the temporary organization” as constantly changing across time and space; as shifting between two empirically driven modes: “goal seeking” and “goal oriented.” This is done through the shift of the trajectory of the particular “project” at hand. Practical implications – Based on the theoretical suggestions in the paper, further research is encouraged to find empirical support of and to develop its claims.

Originality/value – Despite a call for taking the “organizing”-aspect of temporary organizations seriously, there is still a need for theory development of the area. By introducing the concept of “trajectories” into the studies of temporary organizations, the paper builds a theoretical framework through which such studies may be undertaken.

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2015. Vol. 8, no 2, 368-378 p.
Keyword [en]
Trajectory, Projects, Goal oriented, Goal seeking, Temporary organizations, Temporary organizing Paper type Conceptual paper
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Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-30897DOI: 10.1108/IJMPB-03-2014-0027ISI: 000355671500009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84958549436OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-30897DiVA: diva2:898939
Available from: 2016-01-29 Created: 2016-01-29 Last updated: 2016-03-03Bibliographically approved

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