Socio-political dynamics in the pre-initiation phase of organisational change projects: approaching projects as a contested and negotiated space

BEACH, Yvonne and COULE, Tracey (2016). Socio-political dynamics in the pre-initiation phase of organisational change projects: approaching projects as a contested and negotiated space. Procedia Computer Science, 100, 298-304.

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    Abstract

    In considering the contextual aspects of organizational change projects, it is notable that consideration of the socio-political dynamics within the pre-initiation phase is largely neglected in current theorization. In practice, a project manager is often allocated to projects post-scoping where the focus is on governance and execution; often with little understanding of the real problem statement and the socio-political dynamics of the project context. This paper provides a critical review of the current state of research relating to organizational change projects and argues that increased attention to understanding the wider socio-political context within the front-end of projects would likely influence the fundamental boundaries of the project management discipline and the role of project management practitioners. In doing so, the paper outlines a research agenda to inform future empirical work on the pre-initiation phase of organizational change projects.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.159
    Page Range: 298-304
    Depositing User: Margaret Boot
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 17:58
    Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 18:47
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14619

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