Projects as Arenas for Renewal and Learning Processes

  • Rolf A. Lundin
  • Christophe Midler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Evolution of Project as Empirical Trend and Theoretical Focus

    1. Rolf A. Lundin, Christophe Midler
      Pages 1-9
  3. From Empirical Category to a Conceptual Framework: Identification of Projects

  4. Learning Projects and Learning by Projects

  5. Development Of Management by Projects — Transformations in Permanent Organizations and Professional Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Michel Nakhla, Louis Georges Soler
      Pages 133-143
    3. Florence Charue-Duboc, Christophe Midler
      Pages 169-177
  6. Projects and Economic Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Gilles Garel, Alex Kesseler
      Pages 219-230
    3. Rolf A. Lundin, Christophe Midler
      Pages 231-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-259

About this book


There is a growing tendency to organize various aspects of business life by projects, and to set up temporary organizations in a competition where speed and adaptability becomes a major necessity. Organizing by projects is perceived as a good way to ensure action and to stress the importance of getting work done. However, there is a need to balance the stress on action so that learning capabilities are not only retained, but augmented.
Projects as Arenas for Renewal and Learning Processes provides examples of how different types of projects function from a learning or renewal perspective, taken from a wide variety of real-life environments in industrial and public organizations. This book illustrates the mistaken habit of assuming too much in the project area: for example, project notions are, in fact, culture-dependent; classical market-oriented contracting business relations do not fit with the learning dimension of projects; and long-term learning on core competencies and product development projects need to be connected. The book is also intended to represent many of the research frontiers in the project field. Enhancing learning capabilities is - or should be - of a mutual concern to researchers and managers alike.


business development innovation management meeting organization organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf A. Lundin
    • 1
  • Christophe Midler
    • 2
  1. 1.Umeå UniversitySweden
  2. 2.CRG-Ecole polytechniqueFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7605-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5691-6
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