Perspectives on research in project management : the nine schools

Turner, Rodney, Anbari, Frank, & Bredillet, Christophe (2013) Perspectives on research in project management : the nine schools. Global Business Perspectives, 1(1), pp. 3-28.

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates that project management is a developing field of academic study in management, of considerable diversity and richness, which can make a valuable contribution to the development of management knowledge, as well as being of considerable economic importance. The paper reviews the substantial progress and trends of research in the subject, which has been grouped into nine major schools of thought: optimization, modelling, governance, behaviour, success, decision, process, contingency, and marketing. The paper addresses interactions between the different schools and with other related management fields, and provides insights into current and potential research in each and across these schools.

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ID Code: 67855
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: project management, schools of thought
DOI: 10.1007/s40196-012-0001-4
ISSN: 2194-0061
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 International Network of Business and Management
Deposited On: 27 Feb 2014 00:06
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2014 22:11

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