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MGT 604 Organisation, Projects and Sustainability
Department: PhD in Business Management & PhD in Project Management
Module Description: This module addresses the need to manage projects to deliver innovations as well as provide the knowledge that would help students understand the purpose of projects and their relationship to corporate strategic objectives, Project managers need to understand the drivers for change and innovation in the way projects are managed and how the different models of innovation and change and their applicability in a project environment. The module advocates the need to view project management as the management of innovation which in the past was limited to “new product development”. The module will examine the role of project managers in encouraging creativity, creating a climate of innovation and Innovation networks. The module will examine the relevant issues at team level and at supply chain level. In particular, using case studies, examine how an effective knowledge sharing and learning within the team and between the supply chain will create the support and incentive for innovation.
Indicative key readings
Corporate social responsibility
Organisations and Project Contracts
- Al-Saleh, Y. M. and Taleb, H. M. (2010). The integration of sustainability within value management practices: a study of experienced value managers in the GCC countries. Project Management Journal, vol. 41(2), pp. 50-59. Request this item
- Edum-Fotwe, F.T. and Price, A. D. F. (2009). A social ontology for appraising sustainability of construction projects and developments. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 27(4), pp. 313-322. Request this item
- Koppenjan, J. F. M. and Enserink, B. (2009). Public-private partnerships in urban infrastructures: reconciling private sector participation and sustainability. Public Administration Review, March-April, vol. 69(2), pp. 284-296.
Developments in project management knowledge and its organisation
- Association of Project Management. (2012). The APM body of knowledge. 6th edn. Buckinghamshire: Association for Project Management.
- Bredillet, C., Yatim, F. and Ruiz, P. (2010). Project management deployment: the role of cultural factors. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 28, pp. 183-193. Request this item
- Crawford, L. and Pollack, J. (2007). How generic are project management knowledge and practice? Project Management Journal, March, pp. 87-96. Request this item
- Hodgson, D. (2008). ‘The new professionals: professionalisation and the struggle for occupational control in the field of project management’, in D. Muzio, S. Ackroyd and J. F. Chanlet (eds). Redirections in the study of expert labour: established professions and new expert occupations. Basingstoke: Palgrave, Macmillan, pp. 217–234.
- Project Management Institute. (2013). PMBOK guide: a guide to the project management body of knowledge. 5th edn. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute.
Knowledge management strategies
- Von Krogh, G., Nonaka, I. and Aben, M. (2001). Making the most of your company’s knowledge: a strategic framework. Long Range Planning, vol. 34, pp. 421-439. Request this item
Organisations and project contracts
Project management in the contexts of organisational power, control and conflict
- Thamhain, H. J. (2004). Linkages of project environment to performance: lessons for team leadership. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 22, pp. 533-544. Request this item
- Keegan, A.E. and Den Hartog, D.N. (2004). Transformational leadership in a project-based environment: a comparative study of the leadership styles of project managers and line managers. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 22, pp. 609-617. Request this item
- Lee-Kelley, L. and Sankey, T. (2008). Global virtual teams for value creation and project success: a case study. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 26, pp. 51-62. Request this item
Organisational culture and climate
- Eskerod, P. and Blichfeldt, B. S. (2005). Managing team entrees and withdrawals during the project life cycle. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 23, pp. 495-503. Request this item
- Van Marrewijk, A. (2007). Managing project culture: the case of Environ Megaproject. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 25, pp. 290-299. Request this item
- Labuschagne, C. and Brent, A. C. (2005). Sustainable project life cycle management: the need to integrate life cycles in the manufacturing sector. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 23, pp. 159-168. Request this item