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Making Projects Critical 15 years on: A retrospective reflection (2001-2016) (2016)
Journal Article
Hodgson, D., & Cicmil, S. (2016). Making Projects Critical 15 years on: A retrospective reflection (2001-2016). International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(4), 744-751. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-10-2015-0105

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to review the formation and evolution of the “Making Projects Critical” movement in project management research. Design/methodology/approach Retrospective and discursive paper. Findings Reflections on ten... Read More about Making Projects Critical 15 years on: A retrospective reflection (2001-2016).

The logic of projects and the ideal of community development: Social good, participation and the ethics of knowing (2016)
Journal Article
O’Laocha, E., Cicmil, S., & O'Laocha, E. (2016). The logic of projects and the ideal of community development: Social good, participation and the ethics of knowing. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(3), 546-561. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-09-2015-0092

© 2016, © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between project-based organizing and the initiatives labelled as “development” by critically engaging with some unchallenged assumptions in... Read More about The logic of projects and the ideal of community development: Social good, participation and the ethics of knowing.

An existential hermeneutic philosophical approach to project management (2016)
Journal Article
Rolfe, B., Segal, S., & Cicmil, S. (2016). An existential hermeneutic philosophical approach to project management. Project Management Journal, 47(3), 48-62

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 projec... Read More about An existential hermeneutic philosophical approach to project management.

The project (management) discourse and its consequences: On vulnerability and unsustainability in project-based work (2016)
Journal Article
Cicmil, S., Lindgren, M., & Packendorff, J. (2016). The project (management) discourse and its consequences: On vulnerability and unsustainability in project-based work. New Technology, Work and Employment, 31(1), 58-76. https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12058

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. In this paper, we examine how the discourses related to project-based work and management are drawn upon in the organising of contemporary work, and the implications they have for project workers. We are interested in... Read More about The project (management) discourse and its consequences: On vulnerability and unsustainability in project-based work.

Sediment, subversion and suffering: Can the project be resisted? (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Collins, K., & Cicmil, S. (2016, January). Sediment, subversion and suffering: Can the project be resisted?. Paper presented at The 8th Making Projects Critical - An International Conference

In this paper, we seek to entwine a number of epistemic and practical perspectives around an activity that is increasingly the foundation of knowledge production: the funded research project. Specifically, we have chosen as our example a project comm... Read More about Sediment, subversion and suffering: Can the project be resisted?.

Existential questioning as critical performativity/critical knowing: An exploration of power, epistemic virtue and emancipation in PM's practice (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Segal, S., Cicmil, S., & Rolfe, B. (2016, January). Existential questioning as critical performativity/critical knowing: An exploration of power, epistemic virtue and emancipation in PM's practice. Paper presented at The 8th Making Projects Critical - An International Conference

In this paper we explore how existential hermeneutic (and philosophical questioning more broadly) might provide a deeper understanding of manifestations of epistemic violence in project-based organising and project management practice, and the possib... Read More about Existential questioning as critical performativity/critical knowing: An exploration of power, epistemic virtue and emancipation in PM's practice.

Knowledge acquisition through process mapping: Factors affecting the performance of work based activity (2016)
Journal Article
White, G., & Cicmil, S. (2016). Knowledge acquisition through process mapping: Factors affecting the performance of work based activity. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 65(3), 302-323. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-01-2014-0007

Purpose – Business improvement initiatives have benefit for both an organisation’s operational effectiveness and its knowledge acquisition capabilities. These have a synergistic effect upon the ability to gain and maintain competitive advantage. Amo... Read More about Knowledge acquisition through process mapping: Factors affecting the performance of work based activity.

Learning from the sharp end in a Business School - A back-to-nature student fieldtrip (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gaggiotti, H., Cicmil, S., Collins, K., Laurent, S., Bakare, A., Lockyer, J., & Akinbusoye, A. (2015, September). Learning from the sharp end in a Business School - A back-to-nature student fieldtrip. Presented at International Symposium: Learning from the sharp end – implications for sustainability in Higher Education

The aim of this paper/roundtable discussion is to expose and discuss our experience with an alternative pedagogic method of post-graduate (management) education: a field trip, which combines student-led, inquiry-based learning approach with a critica... Read More about Learning from the sharp end in a Business School - A back-to-nature student fieldtrip.

The found world: A learning adventure at Eden (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Collins, K., Gaggiotti, H., Cicmil, S., Laurent, S., Akinbusoye, A., Lockyer, J., & Bakare, A. (2015, September). The found world: A learning adventure at Eden. Presented at International Symposium: Learning from the sharp end – implications for sustainability in Higher Education

We wish to present a reflective account of a participatory action inquiry in which a cosmopolitan and professionally and educationally diverse group of students and staff explored, in collaboration with our hosts from the Eden Project Trust, the inno... Read More about The found world: A learning adventure at Eden.

Responsible education for sustainable development: Creating a pedagogic approach which reflects the complexity of the vision (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Cicmil, S., Collins, K., & Ecclestone, R. (2015, June). Responsible education for sustainable development: Creating a pedagogic approach which reflects the complexity of the vision. Presented at 2nd Annual Conference UK & Ireland Chapter of UN PRME “From Millennium Development, to Sustainable Development Goal- A Vision for Responsible Management Post -2015

Project Management as Management Innovation (2014)
Book Chapter
Thomas, J., George, S., & Cicmil, S. (2014). Project Management as Management Innovation. In R. Lundin, & M. Hallgren (Eds.), Advancing Research on Projects and Temporary Organisations, 169-195. CBS Press

Cultural impacts in project organisations: Emerging research questions (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Cicmil, S. (2012, December). Cultural impacts in project organisations: Emerging research questions. Presented at Seminar 4: Cultural Impacts on Project Processes and Outputs ‐A research agenda

Svetlana will bring her critical perspective to an examination of culture in projects. She will highlight the importance of the relational in manifestations of project cultures through looking at issues of agency, risk and social psychology of trust.... Read More about Cultural impacts in project organisations: Emerging research questions.

Learning from project management implementation by applying a management innovation lens (2012)
Journal Article
Thomas, J. L., Cicmil, S., & George, S. (2012). Learning from project management implementation by applying a management innovation lens. Project Management Journal, 43(6), 70-87. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmj.21308

Management innovation is a complex and dynamic process of organizational change that is not well understood. Drawing from the innovation and organizational change literatures, and using project management as an example of one particular form of manag... Read More about Learning from project management implementation by applying a management innovation lens.