Continuity and change in interorganizational project practices : the Dutch shipbuilding industry, 1950-2010

Show simple item record Levering, Ronald C. Ligthart, Rik Noorderhaven, Niels G. Oerlemans, Leon A.G. 2013-10-15T14:02:24Z 2013-10-15T14:02:24Z 2013
dc.description.abstract The Dutch shipbuilding industry has a longstanding tradition in project-based production. Recently, industry actors have acknowledged a serious misfit between interorganizational project practices, defined as behaviors related to collaboration, and interorganizational project demands, defined as environmental conditions. This misfit leads to a weaker competitive position due to higher communication and production costs, and longer production times. However, the causes of this misfit remain unclear. Among project researchers there is a growing awareness that history has a major influence on contemporary practices in interorganizational projects, suggesting that some of the causes of the present-day misfit may be rooted in the past. This paper studies historical developments of interorganizational project practices in Dutch shipbuilding projects, in order to understand to what extent contemporary misfit in project practices is rooted in the past and results from path dependencies and lock-ins. We answer the following research question: How did interorganizational project practices and demands in the Dutch shipbuilding industry develop between 1950 and 2010 and to what extent do these developments help us understand the current misfit between project practices and demands? Our results show that a web of self-reinforcing mechanisms at least partially explains the current misfit in the Dutch shipbuilding industry. This paper answers to the conceptual call by Sydow et al. (2009) and supplements path dependence literature by showing that self-reinforcing mechanisms causing path dependence can be separated analytically, but are intertwined empirically. en
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en
dc.description.librarian ai2014
dc.description.uri en
dc.identifier.citation Levering, RC, Ligthart, R, Noorderhaven, NG & Oerlemans, LAG 2013, 'Continuity and change in interorganizational project practices: the Dutch shipbuilding industry, 1950-2010', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 31, no.5, pp. 735-747. en
dc.identifier.issn 0263-7863 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1873-4634 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.12.010
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. APM and IPMA. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Project Management.Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Project Management, vol. 31, no.5, 2013, doi : 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.12.010 en
dc.subject Project history en
dc.subject Interorganizational projects en
dc.subject Path dependency en
dc.subject.lcsh Shipbuilding industry -- Netherlands en
dc.subject.lcsh Interorganizational relations en
dc.subject.lcsh Project management -- Netherlands en
dc.subject.lcsh Production scheduling -- Netherlands en
dc.title Continuity and change in interorganizational project practices : the Dutch shipbuilding industry, 1950-2010 en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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