Designs, Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management

Designs, Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management

By: Beverly Pasian (editor)Paperback

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Project management as a discipline has experienced near-exponential growth in its application across the business and not-for-profit sectors. This original, authoritative guide provides both practitioner and student researchers with a complete guide to research practice on project management. In Designs, Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management, Beverly Pasian has brought together original chapters from a veritable who's who of project management research including authors such as Harvey Maylor, Christophe Bredillet, Derek Walker, Miles Shepherd, Janice Thomas, Naomi Brookes and Darren Dalcher. The collection looks at research strategy, management, methodology, techniques as well as emerging topics such as social network analysis. The 38 chapters offer an international perspective with examples from a wide range of project management applications; engineering, construction, mega-projects, high-risk environments and social transformation. Each chapter includes tips and exercises for the research student, as well as a complete set of further references.

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Beverly Pasian is an active educator, researcher and association leader in the project management community - taking seriously the trio of roles she considers essential to a meaningful career in the academy. Beyond this book, various international research projects and publications and IPMA leadership roles, as Chair of the Dutch National Research Group, her priority is to bring the community's attention to the human factors of project management through the creation of an international research center in the Netherlands.


Contents: Foreword; Introduction. Part I Foundational Issues: Project management research: addressing integrative challenges, Harvey Maylor and Jonas SA derlund; Project management research: social dimensions and organisational context, Michael Young; The paradigm as a steering mechanism for new research endeavours, Thomas Biedenbach; Finding a way in Broceliande Forest: the magic domain of project management research, Christophe N. Bredillet; Ontology and epistemology, Ole Jonny Klakegg; The praxeology of applied research in autoethnographical research settings: a case study of a radical learning journey, Louis Klein and Christian A.P. Weiland. Part II Focusing your Research Effort: Research methods and success meaning in project management, Rogerio T.O. Lacerda, Leonardo Ensslin and Sandra Rolim Ensslin; The constructive research approach: problem solving for complex projects, Liisa Lehtiranta, Juha-Matti Junnonen, Sami KArnA.. and Laura Pekuri; Novel or incremental contributions: the construction of research questions, Markus HAllgren; Moving from hunches to a research topic: salient literature and research methods, Beverley Lloyd-Walker and Derek Walker; Moving from 'hunches' to an interesting research topic: defining the research topic, Derek Walker and Beverley Lloyd-Walker; Ethical considerations in project management research, Haukur Ingi Jonasson and Helgi Thor Ingason; Developing a critical literature review for project management research, Michael Tong and Craig Thomson; Critical engagement of previous research, Steven Nijhuis. Part III Specific Data Collection and Analysis Techniques: Interview methods for project management research, Miles Shepherd; Considering case studies in project management, Blaize Reich; Linking theory and practice in using action-oriented methods, Shankar Sankaran and Bob Dick; Dual cycle action research: a doctor of project management (DPM) research case study, Kersti Nogeste; An agile approach to the real experience of de

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  • publication date: 28/04/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781409448808
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 520
  • ID: 9781409448808
  • weight: 1116
  • ISBN10: 1409448800

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