A Memetic Paradigm of Project Management

Whitty, Stephen Jonathan (2005) A Memetic Paradigm of Project Management. International Journal of Project Management, 23 8: 575-583. doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2005.06.005

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Author Whitty, Stephen Jonathan
Title A Memetic Paradigm of Project Management
Journal name International Journal of Project Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0263-7863
Publication date 2005-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijproman.2005.06.005
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 23
Issue 8
Start page 575
End page 583
Total pages 9
Editor J. R. Turner
Place of publication Dordrecht ; New York
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject 350208 Organisational Planning and Management
300702 Pests and Diseases
750102 Changing work patterns
Abstract This paper aims to fuel the discussion on examining project management research from different perspectives. A new memetic approach to project management is presented that promotes a new way to examine the discipline of project management. Project management is claimed to be a memeplex with the language and stories of its scholars and practitioners at its core; shaping and restricting human behaviour, and creating impoverished mental models of project management. The paper suggests that a new memetic approach to project management will help lift restrictions imposed by the traditional research approach, and enrich our mental maps of project management to serve us better.
Keyword memetics
project management
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Originally published as Stephen Jonathan Whitty (2005) A memetic paradigm of project management, International Journal of Project Management, 23(8): 575-583. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2005.06.005 Copyright 2005 Elsevier. All rights reserved. Single copies only may be downloaded and printed for a user's personal research and study.

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Created: Tue, 03 Jan 2006, 10:00:00 EST by Stephen Jonathan Whitty on behalf of Research Management Office