International Journal of Project Management: A review of the first ten years

Published on Aug 1, 1995in International Journal of Project Management 4.33
· DOI :10.1016/0263-7863(95)00001-7
Martin Betts14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Salford),
Peter Lansley13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Reading)
Abstract
Abstract The management of projects within various industrial sectors is an internationally recognised professional discipline which enjoys support from a small but growing community of researchers, scholars and enquiring practitioners. Specialist academic and professional journals which serve the field are relatively new. One of the prime journals, the International Journal of Project Management , celebrated ten years of continuous publication in 1992. In the ten years since its inception, the International Journal of Project Management has reached a level of stability in terms of the numbers of papers it publishes. Its papers predominantly review practical experience and literature. Some case studies have been published, but relatively few published papers have been based on empirical data. Most of the papers contribute interesting insights and describe new techniques, but few have contributed to the more formal aspects of the development of the discipline of project management by building and testing models and theories. The papers address a broad range of aspects of project management in an increasingly wide variety of industrial sectors, although the construction industry remains predominant. The journal attracts papers from practitioners and academics from various types of department, in both cases from many parts of the world. The journal has achieved a great deal in providing a forum for scholarly insights and debate about project management. However, progress has been less dramatic in terms of the development of the underlying theoretical basis of project management. Given that no other journals appear to fulfil this role, the paper concludes by speculating on the future development of project management as a discipline.
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Published on Jan 1, 1971in Journal of education for librarianship
Donald J. Lehnus1
Estimated H-index: 1
AS FAR AS this author has been able to determine the Journal of Education for Librarianship is the only current periodical which proposes to limit itself to articles and other items dealing with the education of librarians.1 There is a Newsletter put out by the Library Education Division of the American Library Association, and the present Journal of Education for Librarianship has its origin in three previous publications: the A AIS Newsletter, Reports of the Meetings of the Association of Amer...
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Published on Jan 1, 1992in Journal of Real Estate Research 0.82
Kee H. Chung1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Memphis),
Phillip T. Kolbe2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Memphis)
This study examines whether any regularity exists in the publication pattern among real estate researchers. Identifying an empirical regularity in research output is useful since it helps assess both the likelihood of multiple publications and the degree of author concentration among different journals. The empirical results reveal that a strong bibliometric regularity exists in the real estate literature: the number of authors publishing n papers is approximately 1/n^c of those publishing one p...
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Published on Jul 1, 1989in Scientometrics 2.17
Tibor Braun30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences),
GlänzelWolfgang52
Estimated H-index: 52
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences),
András Schubert38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
The Journal Nature began publication in 1869 and Science magazine in 1880. Since that time these multidisciplinary journals have achieved the status of perhaps the most widely read science journals in the world. Some quantitative aspects of the publication patterns in these journals were dealth with in a few previous studiesJ s In. this flash we examine the distribution of n~tional publication productivity and citation impact in the two weeklies during the 1981-1985 five years period. For the co...
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Published on Jan 1, 1992in Libri 0.50
I. N. Sengupta1
Estimated H-index: 1
Bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics and librametrics are four measuring techniques in libary and information science. These are analogous, or rather synonymous, terms with intermingled aims and objectives and as such they need some elucidation. This paper discusses their scope, application, development and potential in solving various problems pertaining to library and inforamtion sciences
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Published on Jun 1, 1989in Scientometrics 2.17
András Schubert38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences),
GlänzelWolfgang52
Estimated H-index: 52
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences),
Tibor Braun30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
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Published on Sep 1, 1992in Journal of Management Studies 5.33
Michael Reed6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Lancaster University),
Peter Anthony2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Lancaster University)
The purpose of this article is to analyse the strategy of managerial professionalizatin through educational reform as it has been attempted in Britain during the course of the 1980s. This strategy-whatever its internal contradictions and inherent weaknesses- is located within the longer-term historical context in which British management has developed. In turn, this brief historical analysis is complemented by an assessment of the feasibility of the strategy of professionalization in relatin to ...
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Frances McMurtray1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Tennessee),
John M. Ginski2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Tennessee)
In an attempt to further amplify the characteristics of the cardiovascular serial literature, citation patterns were studied. As previously shown, one-third of the 5,860 papers from the National Heart Institute grantees for 1967 appeared within 13 journals (3). After the exclusion of the abstract journals, the remaining journals were used to obtain a basic pool of 300 cardiovascular related articles. Science Citation Index was used to gather statistics relative to citing author, journal and year...
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Jason F. Shogren60
Estimated H-index: 60
(Iowa State University),
Garey C. Durden12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Appalachian State University)
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Published on May 1, 1991in Scientometrics 2.17
Moshe Yitzhaki6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Bar-Ilan University),
D. Ben-Tamar1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Israel Institute for Biological Research)
Large samples of papers published in theJournal of Biological Chemistry in all decades and in some mid-decades werechecked in order to study the referencing pattern, throughout the period 1910–1985, in an internationally leading journal, with especially high “citation impact”. All measures show that there has been a significant growth in the number of references per paper, during most of the period, but mainly from the 1950's on, refuting Meadows' “upper limit”. A detailed comparison to a wide r...
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Published on Jul 1, 1993in Construction Management and Economics
Martin Betts14
Estimated H-index: 14
(National University of Singapore),
Peter Lansley13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Reading)
Construction management and construction economics are internationally recognized research fields which enjoy support from a strong and growing community of researchers, scholars and practitioners. Specialist academic and professional journals which serve the fields are relatively new. One of the prime journalsConstruction Management and Economics, celebrated ten years of continuous publication in 1992. In the ten years since its inceptionConstruction Management and Economicshas grown and has be...
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Published on Jan 1, 2010 in International Conference on Information Systems
Kunal Mohan5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Duisburg-Essen),
Frederik Ahlemann15
Estimated H-index: 15
(European Business School London)
Despite the overwhelming advantages of using an IT project management methodology, organizations are rarely able to motivate their staff to use them. While empirical research states that the usefulness of a methodology is the single most important determinant of its acceptance and use by actual users, studies have not examined which aspects of usefulness are more important for which type of people in which situations. Our study is a step toward filling the gap in methodology evaluation, developm...
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Published on Aug 1, 2006in Project Management Journal 1.96
Lynn Crawford19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Technology, Sydney)
This paper traces the evolution of conceptions of project management from the use of tools and techniques on standalone projects to the conceptualization of project management as an organizational capability. Working from the premise that project management is a socially constructed field of practice that has developed through the conversations and deliberate efforts of practitioners, principles of discourse analysis are used as a framework for studying the extent to which practice reflects the ...
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Karl Löfgren9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Victoria University of Wellington),
Birgitte Poulsen3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Roskilde University)
While project management (PM) has become an almost constituting element of modern public organisations, empirical research on PM in the civil service, let alone government offices, has been overlooked. In this article, we will on the basis of public organisation recruitment efforts illustrated through a textual analysis of job adverts for the Danish Civil Service, analyse how the individual roles related to project management in civil service organisation from 1982 until 2011 has emerged in term...
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Published on Jan 1, 2015
Rolf A. Lundin9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Jönköping University),
Niklas Arvidsson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Royal Institute of Technology)
+ 3 AuthorsJörg Sydow31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Free University of Berlin)
In this book, leading authorities on project organizing explore the growing deployment of projects and other types of temporary organizations, with a focus on the challenges created by projectifica ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2013in International Journal of Project Management 4.33
Vered Holzmann4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Tel Aviv University)
Abstract Brokering knowledge is a fast growing innovative and important research theme in the project management environment. The current paper analyzes and classifies the research on knowledge brokering and knowledge transfer in project management published in the leading journals over the last decade. An array of classifications was implemented on the articles in order to identify patterns and themes of interest. The findings indicate that this field of research is rapidly developing, mainly i...
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Published on Dec 1, 2014in Project Management Journal 1.96
François Chiocchio10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Ottawa),
Brian Hobbs18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Université du Québec à Montréal)
Project teams are central to organizations everywhere; however, there is a knowledge gap between project management scholars on the one hand and organizational behavior and industrial–organizational (OB/IO) scholars on the other. This gap seriously impedes the advancement of knowledge, because scholars from both fields have not leveraged each other's considerable knowledge and might be relying on outdated models and evidence to study project team phenomena, manage project teams, or develop unive...
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Published on Feb 1, 2000in International Journal of Project Management 4.33
G. Themistocleous1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Stephen Wearne8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Manchester)
Abstract The paper presents an analysis of the relative frequency of attention to `Body of Knowledge' topics of project management in the papers published in the International Journal of Project Management from 1984 to 1998. The results show that some topics have had little or no attention. The number of papers on some topics has increased, and some decreased. Data is also presented on how attention to the topics differs between the International Journal of Project Management and the U.S. Projec...
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Published on Sep 1, 2010in Project Management Journal 1.96
Paul Littau1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Siegen),
Nirmala Jyothi Jujagiri1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Siegen),
Gerald Adlbrecht3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Siegen)
After 25 years from its inception by Freeman in 1984, the stakeholder approach enjoys support from a growing community of researchers and practitioners. In this article, we try to outline this development by carrying out a meta-analysis within the leading project management journals. We found that stakeholder theory is predominantly fed by articles from Anglo-American countries and applied in the construction and IT sectors. The understanding of the stakeholder notion is moved towards a more com...
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in International Journal of Project Management 4.33
Julien Pollack11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Technology, Sydney),
Daniel Adler2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Technology, Sydney)
Abstract This research uses quantitative techniques to reveal trends in project management related research published between 1962 and 2012. The data set for this research includes 94,472 unique records sourced from the Scopus and ISI Web of Science databases. The keywords and abstracts that authors have used to describe their work have been analysed in terms of word frequency, rate of change and the co-occurrence of keywords and abstract terms. This data has been used to construct network maps ...
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Published on Jun 1, 2012in Project Management Journal 1.96
Bastian Hanisch4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Andreas Wald16
Estimated H-index: 16
(European Business School Paris)
Contingency theory has influenced organization theory since the 1950s. Project management research has only recently started to consider context factors. In this area, applications of contingency theory still represent a fragmented field with a nonuniform use of terminology. Fully utilizing the contingency theory approach requires a systematic foundation. This article presents an overview of contingency theory in both permanent and temporary organizations. In a bibliometric study based on 1,622 ...
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