Managing and Working in Project Society wins PMI 2016 Literature Award



Book by European researchers wins coveted PMI David I Cleland Project Management Literature Award as PMI book of the year

28 September 2016 – Philadelphia, USA and Cambridge, UK – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced that the book Managing and Working in Project Society: Institutional Challenges of Temporary Organizations has won the prestigious PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award for 2016.  The book was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

160928-pmwj51-2016-bookManaging and Working in Project Society is co-authored by professors Rolf A. Lundin, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden; Niklas Arvidsson, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden; Tim Brady, CENTRIM, University of Brighton, UK; Eskil Ekstedt, University of Uppsala, Sweden; Christophe Midler, CRG, École Polytechnique in Paris, France; and Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

In this book, leading authorities on project organizing explore the growing deployment of projects and other types of temporary organizations, with a focus on the challenges created by projectification. The way projects are coordinated and handled influences the success of innovation and change within organizations and is critical for strategic development in our societies, yet it is often at odds with the institutions of traditional industrial society.

Drawing on both theoretical perspectives and real-world cases, this book sheds light on the transformation toward a project society and explores the effects, opportunities, and conflicts it has created. As change continues, the authors make a case for renewing institutions and mind-sets and provide a foundation from which to discuss societal changes for the future. This is an invaluable book for researchers and students in project management and organizational theory programs, as well as professionals involved in the management of projects.

More about this book can be found at http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781107077652

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