Strategizing and Project Management in Construction Projects: An Exploratory Literature Review

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Purpose – The study aims to investigate the concept of strategy-as-practice in construction management literature has been investigated. The focus is on the link between strategizing practices and project management.

Design/Methodology/Approach – An exploratory literature review is carried out based on fifteen journal articles on strategizing practices in the construction industry.

Findings – The analysis shows how strategy-as-practice questions and contradicts project management practices as depicted in the dominant deterministic perspective. Strategy-as-practice has a focus on reacting and adapting to a chaotic and changing environment, while project management is concerned with creating and maintaining a stable working environment. The findings point to the necessity of considering the organizational and institutional context of project management practices, and hence the values the strategy-as-practice lens, when considering new avenues for improving the industry.

Research Limitations/Implications – As the study is based on an exploratory literature review of only 15 articles, generalizations should be made with caution. The identified literature is restricted by search words and choice of database.

Practical Implications – The differences between strategizing and project management practices are very clear, and a focus on both may offer insights into how the construction industry could improve its productivity by developing more robust management practices.

Originality/Value – The paper illustrates the benefit of applying a strategizing perspective, which hitherto has been under-investigated in construction management research.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
RedaktørerI. Lill, E. Witt
Antal sider6
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
Publikationsdato1 maj 2019
Sider253-258
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-83867-051-1
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 maj 2019
BegivenhedCEO2019 - 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization : Regional markets, networks and opportunities - Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estland
Varighed: 7 maj 20198 maj 2019
http://www.ttu.ee/ceo2019

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KonferenceCEO2019 - 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
LokationTallinn University of Technology
LandEstland
ByTallinn
Periode07/05/201908/05/2019
Internetadresse
NavnEmerald Reach Proceeding Series
Vol/bind2
ISSN2516-2853

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Construction project
Strategizing
Literature review
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Strategy as practice
Construction management
Construction industry
Design methodology
Working environment
Institutional context
Industry
Management research
Productivity
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Organizational context

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Klitgaard, A., & Gottlieb, S. C. (2019). Strategizing and Project Management in Construction Projects: An Exploratory Literature Review. I I. Lill, & E. Witt (red.), 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization (s. 253-258). Emerald Group Publishing. Emerald Reach Proceeding Series, Bind. 2 https://doi.org/10.1108/S2516-285320190000002040
Klitgaard, Anne ; Gottlieb, Stefan Christoffer. / Strategizing and Project Management in Construction Projects : An Exploratory Literature Review. 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization. red. / I. Lill ; E. Witt. Emerald Group Publishing, 2019. s. 253-258 (Emerald Reach Proceeding Series, Bind 2).
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Strategizing and Project Management in Construction Projects : An Exploratory Literature Review. / Klitgaard, Anne; Gottlieb, Stefan Christoffer.

10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization. red. / I. Lill; E. Witt. Emerald Group Publishing, 2019. s. 253-258 (Emerald Reach Proceeding Series, Bind 2).

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