CALL FOR PROPOSALS
PROJECT MANAGEMENT JOURNAL® SPECIAL ISSUE
Projects and Networks
SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS:
Robert DeFillippi, Strategy and International Business Department, Suffolk University, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Pryke, Centre for Organisational Network Analysis, University College London, UK, email@example.com
John Steen, Australian Institute of Business and Economics, University of Queensland, Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jörg Sydow, Department of Management, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, email@example.com
Two basically different perspectives have brought projects and networks together. We welcome contributions from both
viewpoints and integrative views. To this end, all papers should be based on theoretically informed and empirically rigorous
research using qualitative or quantitative designs and methods.
PROJECTS FROM A SOCIAL NETWORK PERSPECTIVE
Social or organizational network analysis not only provides a means to analyze project networks and develop theories of the
flow of information and other resources through projects, it also provides a theoretical lens on control and coordination. There
is scope here to extend beyond network analysis and apply network theory (Borgatti & Halgin, 2011) to generate broader
theories of project-based organization.
PROJECTS FROM A NETWORK GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVE
Project networks as a specific form of governance are characterized by latent as well as activated ties with project
entrepreneurs and/or organizations. In its purest form, project networks embed projects as a form of temporary organization
(Lundin & Söderlund, 1995) into longer-term, open-ended networks (Sydow et al., 2016). As a consequence, their analysis
requires not only investigations of the particular modes of organizing but also their specific contexts (DeFillippi, 2015).
Submissions: Full papers must be submitted by 31 October 2016 via the journal submission site. Papers accepted for
publication but not included in the special issue will be published later in a regular issue of the journal. If you have any
additional questions, please consult any of the guest editors.
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