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Innovating the Practice of Normative Control in Project Management Contractual Relations

Stewart Clegg, Kjersti Bjørkeng and Tyrone Pitsis

in The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199563142
Published online May 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199563142.003.0018

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

Innovating the Practice of Normative Control in Project Management Contractual Relations

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This article begins by considering the institution of contract and approaches to it. It follows this with an analysis of an institutional innovation, the development of alliancing as a specific form of contract premised on a far more normative mode of control than the disciplinary mechanisms of surveillance which have traditionally been seen as more typically associated with conventional contracts. A new way of managing projects is evolving, which is reported in this article. The article also considers some of its advantages as well as some of its disadvantages.

Keywords: innovation; normative control; project management; contractual relations; alliancing; surveillance

Article.  13082 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Operations Management

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