The international diffusion of project management

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dc.contributor.author Kavanagh, Donncha
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-27T14:29:34Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-09
dc.identifier.citation Kavanagh, D. (2010) ‘The international diffusion of project management’, 13th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland, 1-3 September. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2791
dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso en en
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dc.rights © 2010 the author en
dc.subject Project management en
dc.subject ISO 9000 en
dc.subject Management technologies en
dc.subject Diffusion process en
dc.title The international diffusion of project management en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Donncha Kavanagh, Management & Marketing, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: d.kavanagh@ucc.ie en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Cork Institute of Technology, Cork. en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress donncha.kavanagh@ucd.ie en


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