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Chapter 47: Global Projects as New Organizational Form
Global Projects as New Organizational Form
According to Powell, a new “logic of organizing” has been spreading in market economies. This logic has translated into flattening of organizational hierarchies, weakening of firms' boundaries in favor of networks of collaborations, and restructuring of competition between firms within and across industries. Especially project-based modes of organizing and controlling work have been on the rise. Developments in this context include the “projectified society” and, most recently, the global-project form of organization. What constitutes projectification? What constitutes the global project? How may these be universal solutions for the future, independent of context? We first re view what generally constitutes a project. We then proceed to define what makes a project global. We then highlight ...