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Beach, Y.; Coule, T. (2016)
Publisher: Elsevier
Languages: English
Types: Other
In considering the contextual aspects of organizational change projects, it is notable that consideration of the sociopolitical\ud dynamics within the pre-initiation phase is largely neglected in current theorization. In practice, a project\ud manager is often allocated to projects post-scoping where the focus is on governance and execution; often with little\ud understanding of the real problem statement and the socio-political dynamics of the project context. This paper\ud provides a critical review of the current state of research relating to organizational change projects and argues that\ud increased attention to understanding the wider socio-political context within the front-end of projects would likely\ud influence the fundamental boundaries of the project management discipline and the role of project management\ud practitioners. In doing so, the paper outlines a research agenda to inform future empirical work on the pre-initiation\ud phase of organizational change projects.\ud
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