Learning and acting in project situations through a meta-method (MAP) a case study : contextual and situational approach for project management governance in management education

Bredillet, Christophe (2008) Learning and acting in project situations through a meta-method (MAP) a case study : contextual and situational approach for project management governance in management education. International Journal of Project Management, 26(3), pp. 238-250.

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The paper introduces the underlying principles and the general features of a meta-method (MAP method) developed as part of and used in various research, education and professional development programmes at ESC Lille. This method aims at providing effective and efficient structure and process for acting and learning in various complex, uncertain and ambiguous managerial situations (projects, programmes, portfolios). The paper is developed around three main parts. First, I suggest revisiting the dominant vision of the project management knowledge field, based on the assumptions they are not addressing adequately current business and management contexts and situations, and that competencies in management of entrepreneurial activities are the sources of creation of value for organisations. Then, grounded on the former developments, I introduce the underlying concepts supporting MAP method seen as a ‘convention generator’ and how this meta method inextricably links learning and practice in addressing managerial situations. Finally, I briefly describe an example of application, illustrating with a case study how the method integrates Project Management Governance, and give few examples of use in Management Education and Professional Development.

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ID Code: 49459
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: epistemology, meta-method, praxeology, learning, acting, modelling, convention theory, governance, management education
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.01.002
ISSN: 0263-7863
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in [International Journal of Project Management]. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in [International Journal of Project Management], [VOL26, ISSUE3, (2008)] 10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.01.002
Deposited On: 03 Apr 2012 04:33
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2012 01:54

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