Sub-theme 43: Projects, Knowledge and Time

Jonas Søderlund, BI School of Management, Oslo, Norway
Andrew Davies, University College London, UK
Paolo Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, DISES 7 Merzagora
Opening Session: Organizing Innovation Projects
Chair: Jonas Söderlund
Are Branstad and Tor Hernes
Could’ve been otherwise, and still can. The mutual reinforcement between commitment and narratives in innovation processes
Serghei Floricel, John Michela and Sorin Piperca
The cognitive role of knowledge representations in innovation projects
Elina Mäkinen
The life and death of interdisciplinary research projects: Exploring types, timing, and objects of assessment
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, DISES 7 Merzagora
Project Networks
Chair: Andrew Davies
Tuomas Ahola, Kirsi Aaltonen, Karlos Artto and Jere Lehtinen
Driving strategic change in business networks: Case Tapiola urban renewal project
Timo Braun, Carolin Auschra, Thomas Schmidt and Jörg Sydow
How start-up ecosystems shape new venture creation in favor of project-like organizing
Markus Laursen
Projects as value constellations: Direct and facilitated value creation
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, DISES 7 Merzagora
Time, Change and Memory in Projects
Chair: Paolo Canonico
Tim Brady and Graham Winch
Change for a time or time for a change: The duality of temporary and enduring operational capabilities
Valerio Incerti, Fabiola Bertolotti, Elisa Mattarelli, Mark Mortensen and Michael O’Leary
Fluid project teams: re-conceptualizing configuration in knowledge intensive teams
Frederic Garcias, Cédric Dalmasso, Colette Depeyre and Guillaume Bonhomme
“Is it old? Is it new?” Organizational forgetting and the perception of the routine or innovative nature of projects
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, DISES 7 Merzagora
Temporary Organizing
Chair: Jonas Söderlund
Simon Addyman
Temporary organising:Time and routine in transition
Hala Alioua and Fanny Simon
Managing time pacing in exploratory projects – 3 cases studies of two multinational companies
Ilkka Ojansivu and Jan Hermes
In flux: Institutional dynamics of permanent and temporary modes of organizing
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, DISES 7 Merzagora
Knowledge and Capabilities in Large Scale Projects
Chair: Andrew Davies
David W. Versailles, Valérie Mérindol and Thomas Le Texier
Towards a characterization of the knowledge base in public organizations: a case study about Eurocontrol
Suresh Cuganesan and Maurizio Floris
The framing of public infrastructure projects through project advocate-stakeholder interactions
Nuno Gil, Colm Lundrigan and Silvia Massini
Strategic Capabilities for Megaproject Architects: Sequencing Network Growth and Bottleneck Removal
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, DISES 7 Merzagora
Planning and Temporal Dimensions of Resources in Projects
Chair: Paolo Canonico
Frédérique Chédotel and Benoît Journé
Should managers make a choice ? Planning in real time, a matter of knowledge integration during projects – two case studies
Miia Martinsuo and Khadijeh Momeni
Service delivery in project-based firms: Allocating human resources for project and routine activities
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, DISES 7 Merzagora
Knowledge, Learning and Routines in Project Settings – Wrap-up
Chair: Jonas Söderlund, Andrew Davies & Paolo Canonico
Kätlin Pulk
Mindful routines – Lost in the outsourcing?
Liz Lee-Kelley and Rodney Turner
From knowledge to knowing practice: A quasi-experiment exploring learning and knowledge challenges in a simulated project
Rossella Cappetta and Chiara Paolino
Replication for performance in strategic projects: replica between learning and individual and organizational outcomes