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Projectification of sustainable development: implications from a critical review

Cerne, Annette LU and Jansson, Johan LU (2019) In International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 12(2). p.356-376
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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Sustainability, Sustainable development, Global projects, Project practice, Governance of projects, Project management research
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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business
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12
issue
2
pages
356 - 376
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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  • scopus:85065981989
ISSN
1753-8378
DOI
10.1108/IJMPB-04-2018-0079
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English
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  author       = {Cerne, Annette and Jansson, Johan},
  issn         = {1753-8378},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {05},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {356--376},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {International Journal of Managing Projects in Business},
  title        = {Projectification of sustainable development: implications from a critical review},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-04-2018-0079},
  doi          = {10.1108/IJMPB-04-2018-0079},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2019},
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