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Connecting project portfolios with their context

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Connecting project portfolios with their context. / Martinsuo, Miia; Geraldi, Joana.

2019. Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium 2019, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Martinsuo, M & Geraldi, J 2019, 'Connecting project portfolios with their context' Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium 2019, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 4/07/19 - 6/07/19, .

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Martinsuo, M., & Geraldi, J. (2019). Connecting project portfolios with their context. Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium 2019, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Martinsuo M, Geraldi J. Connecting project portfolios with their context. 2019. Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium 2019, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Martinsuo, Miia ; Geraldi, Joana. / Connecting project portfolios with their context. Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium 2019, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.31 p.

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title = "Connecting project portfolios with their context",
abstract = "Organisations create and manage project portfolios to implement and renew their strategies. With the dominant contingency theory view, studies have primarily focused on intra-organisational issues whilst acknowledging that different practices are needed in different environments. A strategic view of managing project portfolios, however, requires adopting a stronger external orientation. We call for research on the management of project portfolios. We investigate the relationship between project portfolios and their context, based on four theoretical alternatives: institutional theory, stakeholder theory, resource dependence theory, and sensemaking theory. The results offer explanations to the mechanisms connecting project portfolios with their context, hence calling for a reformulation of portfolio success and a new research agenda for portfolios’ external connections. We also indicate a potential cross-fertilisation of the theoretical angles, with implications for the enactment of strategy, criteria of success, complex stakeholder relations, and ways of managing a project portfolio.",
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