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    Complexity, uncertainty-reduction strategies and project performance

    Floricel, S. and Michela, J. and Piperca, Sorin (2016) Complexity, uncertainty-reduction strategies and project performance. International Journal of Project Management 34 , pp. 1360-1383. ISSN 0263-7863.

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates how complexity influences projects and their performance. We develop a classification of project complexity by relying on fundamental theoretical insights about complexity and then use results from practice-oriented literature to assign concrete project complexity factors to the resulting categories. We also identify specific strategies for organizing and knowledge production that project planners use to address complexity-related uncertainties. We theorize about the way these strategies interact with various types of complexity to increase project performance. Anticipated influences are mostly corroborated using survey data on 81 complex projects from five continents and a diversity of sectors.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Complexity, Uncertainty, Planning, Knowledge, Organization
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Sorin Piperca
    Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 12:56
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 15:35
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21366

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