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An existential hermeneutic philosophical approach to project management

Rolfe, Bradley; Segal, Steven; Cicmil, Svetlana

Authors

Bradley Rolfe

Steven Segal



Abstract

The philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Richard Rorty are used to redescribe the fundamental assumptions underpinning project management. Rather than viewing project management as merely a science, the significance and value of philosophy for project management are developed. The philosophical practice of redescription as a way of responding to existential disruptions of the lived experience of managing projects is seen as vital not only to being a project manager but to describing project management.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2016
Journal Project Management Journal
Print ISSN 8756-9728
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
Issue 3
Pages 48-62
APA6 Citation Rolfe, B., Segal, S., & Cicmil, S. (2016). An existential hermeneutic philosophical approach to project management. Project Management Journal, 47(3), 48-62
Keywords existential, hermeneutic, disruption, redescription, Heidegger, Rorty
Publisher URL https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/existential-hermeneutic-philosophical-approach-project-management-10137
Additional Information Additional Information : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [Rolfe, B., Segal, S. and Cicmil, S. (2016) An existential hermeneutic philosophical approach to project management. Project Management Journal, 47 (3). pp. 48-62. ISSN 8756-9728], which has been published in final form at https://www.pmi.org/lea...oject-management-10137. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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