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    Project management between will and representation

    Floricel, S. and Piperca, Sorin (2016) Project management between will and representation. Project Management Journal 47 (3), pp. 124-138. ISSN 8756-9728.

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    Abstract

    This article challenges some deep-rooted assumptions of project management. Inspired by the work of the German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, it calls for looking at projects through two complementary lenses: one that accounts for cognitive and representational aspects and one that accounts for material and volitional aspects. Understanding the many ways in which these aspects transpire and interact in projects sheds new light on project organizations, as imperfect and fragile representations that chase a shifting nexus of intractable human, social, technical, and material processes. This, in turn, can bring about a new grasp of notions such as value, knowledge, complexity, and risk.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    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 13:45
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 13:03
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21367

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