Complexity management in projects between rational momentum and complex conditions

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This study takes its departure in a model of complexity, developed by Stacey (1993), to test and discuss its practical benefit as perceived by practicing project managers. Based on a survey, the study finds that complexity is a phenomenon recognized by project managers, and complexity management is associated with benefits in the development of tasks and managing stakeholders. It is also associated with some difficulty in terms of an increased need for dialogue and a risk of creating goal ambiguity. Based on the findings, we conclude that classical project management approaches can benefit from incorporating complexity management.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event23rd Nordic Academy of Management Conference: Business in Society - Copenhagen Business School, København, Denmark
Duration: 12 Aug 201514 Aug 2015
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Conference23rd Nordic Academy of Management Conference
LocationCopenhagen Business School
CountryDenmark
CityKøbenhavn
Period12/08/201514/08/2015
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Mac, A., & Schlamovitz, J. (2015). Complexity management in projects between rational momentum and complex conditions. Paper presented at 23rd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, København, Denmark.
Mac, Anita ; Schlamovitz, Jesper. / Complexity management in projects between rational momentum and complex conditions. Paper presented at 23rd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, København, Denmark.29 p.
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