Projectification of sustainable development: implications from a critical review

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Abstract

Purpose
In this paper, the authors challenge traditional views of project management and sustainable development as purportedly complementing each other. Rather, the authors apply a projectification perspective from a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable development. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how we can better understand the interface between projects and sustainable development through the study of its practices.
Design/methodology/approach
The authors do this by outlining the global and the local dimensions of sustainable development as a business objective. For that reason, the authors also make a distinction between sustainability in projects and sustainable development through project coordination.
Findings
From the framing of sustainable development as projectification, the authors contribute with a set of research implications on how to proceed towards a better understanding of sustainable development through project coordination.
Originality/value
The paper contributes to a growing field of interest regarding the interfaces between project management and sustainable development.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Business Administration

Keywords

  • Sustainability, Sustainable development, Global projects, Project practice, Governance of projects, Project management research
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-376
JournalInternational Journal of Managing Projects in Business
Volume12
Issue number2
Early online date2019 May 15
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes