Shedding Light to A Permanent-Temporary Dilemma by Investigating Projects as Complex Inter-Organizational Systems

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Matinheikki, Juri
dc.contributor.author Peltokorpi, Antti
dc.contributor.editor Mahalingam, Ashwin
dc.contributor.editor Shealy, Tripp
dc.contributor.editor Gil, Nuno
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-09T10:08:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-09T10:08:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-05
dc.identifier.citation Matinheikki , J & Peltokorpi , A 2017 , Shedding Light to A Permanent-Temporary Dilemma by Investigating Projects as Complex Inter-Organizational Systems . in A Mahalingam , T Shealy & N Gil (eds) , Working Paper Proceedings - 15th Engineering Project Organization Conference . The Engineering Project Organization Society , pp. 1-25 , Engineering Project Organizations Conference , Lake Tahoe , United States , 05/06/2017 . en
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/30033
dc.description.abstract A project can be seen as a complex temporary organization, which integrates the efforts of multiple permanent organizations aimed to deliver transition and produce a tangible end-product. However, temporary organizations requires different management approaches than traditional permanent organizations potentially causing problems, when these two distinctive forms of organizing collide. Previous project management research has dealt with the temporal dimension by defining project as a complex system developing in time. However, we do not still fully know how such multi-organizational system evolves before, during and after the project, thus what roles temporary and permanent organizing have on a complete system lifecycle. We address a research question: How do temporary and permanent organizing coexist and how their management differs on the lifecycle of a complex inter-organizational system? Through a qualitative single case study, we map different activities occurring on the lifecycle of an inter-organizational system of Rehapolis, which is a disability health care campus and a local health care service network. In order to illustrate the dynamism of such system, we use qualitative data for social network analysis (SNA) to draw inter-organizational network in three different lifecycle phases. Our findings underline the importance of system lifecycle perspective in project management. The conceptualization of a project as a distinct phase on a longer lifecycle of a complex inter-organizational system allows us to better understand the high dynamism within such system helping distinguish between temporary and permanent organizing and their management. Finally, we present five differentiating features of the two parallel organizing forms. en
dc.format.extent 1-25
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof Engineering Project Organizations Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper Proceedings - 15th Engineering Project Organization Conference en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 512 Business and management en
dc.title Shedding Light to A Permanent-Temporary Dilemma by Investigating Projects as Complex Inter-Organizational Systems en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil Engineering
dc.subject.keyword 512 Business and management
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201802091530
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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