The duality of design(ing) in the organising of projects

Anna Rylander Eklund, Barbara Simpson

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Abstract

Project success is of intense interest to practicing project managers, yet suffers from vague and narrow conceptualizations in the literature. Responding to this gap between theory and practice, we tease out the dynamics of the design(ing) duality in relation to project management. Our argument is informed by the contrasting management theories of Taylor (design) and Follett (designing), and it is illustrated by drawing on two different types of experience in a large Initial Training Network project funded by the European Commission. We suggest that a comprehensive appreciation of project success requires an interweaving of the substantive and processual understandings reflected in the design(ing) duality
LanguageEnglish
JournalProject Management Journal
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Sep 2019

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Project management
Managers
Organizing
Duality
Project success
Conceptualization
Management theory
European Commission
Project network
Project manager

Keywords

  • design
  • designing
  • Follett
  • Taylor
  • being/becoming
  • ontologies
  • människosyn

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