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"Projectification" of the firm: The renault case


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  • Midler, Christophe
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    Many industrial firms are implementing fundamental changes in their organizations to increase the efficiency of their product development processes. Here we focus on the relations between project management models and the permanent organization and processes of the firm. The case of the French firm Renault is studied. The firm effected a transition from the classical functional organization in the 1960s to project coordination in the 1970s, and since 1989 to autonomous and powerful project teams. Such advanced project management has profound and destabilizing effects on the other permanent logics of the firm (task definitions, hierarchic regulations, carrier management, functions and supplier relations). The "projectification" process is still under way, to adapt these permanent processes to the new context.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Scandinavian Journal of Management.

    Volume (Year): 11 (1995)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 363-375

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:scaman:v:11:y:1995:i:4:p:363-375

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    Keywords: Project management organization organizational learning automobile industry;


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    Cited by:
    1. Gernot Grabher, 2002. "Cool Projects, Boring Institutions: Temporary Collaboration in Social Context," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(3), pages 205-214.
    2. Mitsuru Kodama & Tomoatsu Shibata, 2013. "Research into Ambidextrous R&D in Product Development New Product Development at a Precision Device Maker," TMARG Discussion Papers 109, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University.
    3. David Dornisch, 2002. "The Evolution of Post-socialist Projects: Trajectory Shift and Transitional Capacity in a Polish Region," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(3), pages 307-321.
    4. Frédéric SEGONDS & Julien Nelson & Améziane AOUSSAT, 2012. "PLM and architectural rehabilitation : a framework to improve collaboration in the early stages of design," Post-Print hal-00719169, HAL.
    5. Rémi Maniak & Christophe Midler & Sylvain Lenfle, 2007. "Tracking the route of innovation across projects: insights from two case studies," Post-Print hal-00263136, HAL.
    6. Jorg Sydow & Udo Staber, 2002. "The Institutional Embeddedness of Project Networks: The Case of Content Production in German Television," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(3), pages 215-227.


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