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Research Handbook on Complex Project Organizing

9781800880276 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Graham M. Winch, Professor of Project Management, Alliance Manchester Business School, UK, Maude Brunet, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, HEC Montréal, Canada and Dongping Cao, Associate Professor, Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, China
Publication Date: January 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80088 027 6 Extent: c 400 pp
This Research Handbook provides a cutting-edge review of complex project organizing (CPO), and suggests fruitful avenues for future research with a focus on grand challenges and a sustainable future.

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This Research Handbook provides a cutting-edge review of complex project organizing (CPO), and suggests fruitful avenues for future research with a focus on grand challenges and a sustainable future.

Split into four sections, this Research Handbook addresses transitions within the field of CPO that could, and should, take place to achieve our shared aspirations for a better future. Featuring a team of contributors that is both interdisciplinary and geographically widespread, chapters provide a clarification of core concepts of complex project organizing, comprehensive coverage of leading theoretical perspectives for CPO, as well as a discussion of key empirical research themes. In particular, special attention is given to the implications of Industry 4.0 for complex project organizing.

The Research Handbook on Complex Project Organizing develops a guiding path to help academics - both established and early career - and research students in the fields of business leadership, operations management, and knowledge management navigate through these important topics, and envision how to respond to the grand challenges we all face.
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‘Modern projects, whether undertaken by public organizations for societal benefit or private firms for commercial advantage, pose a genuine challenge for their sponsors, who often discover belatedly that their technical challenges are quickly eclipsed by other layers of complexity involved in managing myriad stakeholders (team members, cooperating organizations, public advocacy groups, and so forth). The more we can identify – in advance – the combination of technical and behavioral challenges to be addressed and begin to formulate the best means to respond to these challenges, the greater the likelihood our projects will realize their often-lofty goals. Professors Winch, Brunet, and Cao have created a singularly valuable book that comes at a welcome and opportune moment, as public and private sector money to be spent on projects continues to balloon. The work of three acknowledged, world-class thinkers on project management, Research Handbook on Complex Project Organizing is destined to be an immediate and significant addition to the literature and current managerial practice. Its arrival is both timely and of critical importance to our deeper understanding of project management challenges in the 21st century.’
– Jeffrey K. Pinto, The Pennsylvania State University, US
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Contributors include: Kirsi Aaltonen, Fran Ackermann, Monique Aubry, Sihem Ben Mahmoud-Jouini, Tyson R. Browning, Maude Brunet, Dongping Cao, Lisa Carlgren, Stewart Clegg, Therese Dille, Pierre A. Daniel, Eric Daniel, David John Edwards, Faris Elghaish, Juliette Engelhart, Karim Farghaly, Hans Georg Gemünden, Burak Gozluklu, Markus Hällgren, Tor Hernes, M. Reza Hosseini, Pierre-André Hudon, Martina Hueman, Lavagnon A. Ika, Klaudia Jaskula, Anne Keegan, Christof Kier, Alexander Kock, Jere Lehtinen, Roine Leiringer, Weisheng Lu, David Lowe, Stephan Manning, Igor Martek, Miia Martinsuo, Eunice Maytorena-Sanchez, Ata Ul Musawir, Johan Ninan, Eleni Papadonikolaki, Nicolas Paquet, Peerasit Patanakul, Jeffrey K. Pinto, Julien Pollack, Jens K. Roehrich, Luca Sabini, Natalya Sergeeva, Shiting Shao, Qian Shi, Gilbert Silvius, Anders Söderholm, Jonas Söderlund, Brian Squire, John Sterman, Jörg Sydow, Rodney Turner, Anne Live Vaagaasar, Alfons van Marrewijk, Guangbin Wang, Graham M. Winch, Jennifer Whyte, Chao Xiao, Jinying Xu, Huijin Zhang, Shanjing Zhou
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