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CONFERENCE 903 - ENACTING AND (RE)CREATING STANDARDS IN A PROJECT-BASED ORGANISATION : A REFLEXIVE AND DIALOGIC DISCOURSE BETWEEN PLURALISTIC CONCEPTUALIZATION AND MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS

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This paper is grounded in 25 years of “engaged scholarship” and trailing research within a major multinational organisation. The problematic depends on the level of uncertainty and complexity both in project characteristics and in a pluralistic context: how do we continuously enact and (re)create in-house standards & guidelines? The paper offers a critical realist conceptualization. We deliberately choose a box-transcending approach relying on 1) organizing as problem-solving; 2) routines and their dynamics of (re)creation and; 3) Convention theory. Thoughtful bricolage epistemic script supports the conceptualization, illustrated by number of examples from the organisation, and leading to managerial implications. We argue that opening the black box of project organising through Christophe Bredillet bricolage may be helpful in revealing some of the dynamics at stake, and allows to consciously and meaningfully influence them while recognizing the limit of individual “rational” actions.

BIOGRAPHY

Directeur Du Comité De Programme Des Cycles Supérieurs-UQTR

Professor Dr. Christophe Bredillet, is one of the leading scholars in the fields of Strategic Management, Project Management and Organizational Management. He is not only the author of numerous research papers, books and articles, but has taugh project managers in Colleges and Universities in Europe, Northa America and Australia.

He shares with us his unique, worldwide, experience.

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