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Advanced Research on Projects and Temporary Organizations

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pmwj42-Jan2016-James-BOOKBook Title:    Advanced Research on Projects and Temporary Organizations
Authors:        Various; Rolf A Lundin and Markus Hällgren, Editors
Publisher:     Copenhagen Business School Press – Liber
List Price:     375 kr.
Format:    Hard Cover 284 pages
Publication Date:    2014
ISBN:    978-87-630-0248-6
Reviewer:     Patrick James
Review Date:    December 2015

 


Introduction

Although this book is written to honor Professor Anders Soderholm as a kind of “Festschrift” for his 50th birthday, the main focus of this book is on Advancement in researching projects and temporary organizations, acknowledging the Scandinavian Project research in which Professor Soderholm has had an integral role in developing.

The selections presented in this book shows the current efforts of research in which projects and temporary organizations serve to illustrate themes coming from organizational theory and related scientific endeavors. Similarly a project is part of its context and that it may very well influence and be influenced by what is going on outside of its traditionally considered boundaries. There is a strong need for a closer relationship between the temporary and permanent organizations to facilitate the effective implementation of change and transfer of outcomes from projects to operations in order to create value.

Overview of Book’s Structure

This book consists of 14 chapters with topics including restoring project success as Phenomenon, relating temporary organizations to strategy concepts, new direction in temporary organization forms, project management as management innovation. This book is a joint collaboration of different authors and writers that have worked on Advanced Research on Projects and Temporary Organizations. Every chapter unveils different concepts and provides a wide range of real time business cases and conclusions based on each scenario. This book is an extract of in-depth studies of projects being conducted as temporary organizations

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About the Reviewer

pmwj42-Jan2016-James-PHOTOPatrick James MBA, PMP

North Texas, USA

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Patrick James
graduated from Punjab University with a major in Mathematics & Statistics; he earned his MBA in Marketing from Preston University. He earned his PMP Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in 2014. 8 years ago while working as an analyst he slowly started advancing his true passion to work as a project manager, to manage complex and challenging projects. Over the last 6 years he has successfully managed several Business Process Improvement and re-engineering projects. Patrick likes working with cross-functional teams in a collaborative environment. An active member of PMI and the local Dallas PMI Chapter, he likes to read articles & books on Project Management, IT and Business Optimization. Patrick is currently working as Project Manager – BPI for an IT Network Solutions Company in the DFW area of north Texas.

 

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