The international diffusion of project management

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
F38_IAM_2010.pdf1.03 MBAdobe PDFDownload
Title: The international diffusion of project management
Authors: Kavanagh, Donncha
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5806
Date: Sep-2010
Abstract: This paper examines the international diffusion of one business practice, project management, through the prism of prior literature and data on the diffusion of ISO 9000. The study took an inductive approach, building theory through the iterative collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. The findings problematise the central position accorded to the S-curve model and neo-institutional theory in explaining technology diffusion. The research posits three distinct processes driving the diffusion process: utility, institutional isomorphism, and competitive isomorphism, with the latter consisting of three primary mechanisms: competitive imitation, trendslators and fashion retailers. Contrary to prior literature, national, quasi-professional associations are found to be central to the diffusion process and play a key role in advocating and containing management technologies.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Copyright (published version): 2010 the Author
Keywords: Project management;ISO 9000
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: 13th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland, 1-3 September, 2010
Appears in Collections:Business Research Collection

Show full item record

Page view(s) 50

55
checked on May 25, 2018

Download(s) 50

59
checked on May 25, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. For other possible restrictions on use please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.