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The Project as a Social System: Asia-Pacific Perspectives on Project Management

Contributors

Editors

Dr Henry Linger is Deputy Director of the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics (COSI) and the Knowledge Management Research Program (KMRP) in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. He is also a Research Associate at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), contributing to research in social learning and organisational transformation. Henry has a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a PhD in Knowledge Management. He conducts research in the area of knowledge work, knowledge management, organisational learning and the design of ICT systems to support such activity. His research involves national and international collaborations and has been conducted across a broad range of domains including defence, meteorology, epidemiology, immunology and clinical and management aspects of healthcare. His current research focuses on knowledge-based practices managing emergent issues in complex projects, the development of dynamic capabilities for adaptive organisations, and the application of knowledge management to climate change policy development and implementation.

Dr Jill Owen is a key player in the teaching and research of Project Management within the School of Business at University of New South Wales, Canberra Campus. Her research focuses on the project as a vehicle for organising work and on the role of knowledge-based practices and informal processes in influencing how an organisation operates. This complements the contemporary shift of emphasis from the traditional focus on the technical processes of projects to the idea of projects as primarily social constructs that can be considered as social systems. Jill has published in refereed journals and conferences at both the national and international level.

Authors

Professor Emeritus Erling S Andersen

BI Norwegian School of Management, Norway

Shawn D Belling

University of Wisconsin–Platteville, USA

Dr James Connor

University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force, Australia

Associate Professor Ken Dovey

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Dr Andrew Finegan

University of Adelaide, Australia

Professor Andrew Gemino

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Associate Professor Robert A Hunt

Macquarie University, Australia

Dr Catherine P Killen

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Dr Louis Klein

Systemic Excellence Group & Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Germany

Adri Köhler

University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands

Paul TM Leong

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Dr Henry Linger

Monash University, Australia

Dr Karen Manley

Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia.

Chui-Ha (Tracy) Ng

RMIT University, Australia

Paul O’Connor

RMIT University, Australia

Dr Jill Owen

University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia

Dr Simon Poon

University of Sydney, Australia

Dr Blaize Horner Reich

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dr Timothy M Rose

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Associate Professor Shankar Sankaran

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Dr Chris Sauer

University of Oxford, UK

Professor A J Gilbert Silvius

University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands

Alan Sixsmith

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Dr Jocelyn Small

TLC Aged Care, Australia

John Smyrk

The Australian National University, Australia

Dr Felix B Tan

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Jasper van den Brink

University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands

Professor Derek Walker

RMIT University, Australia

Michael Young

University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia

Dr Raymond Young

University of Canberra, Australia

Associate Professor Ofer Zwikael

The Australian National University, Australia

The Project as a Social System: Asia-Pacific Perspectives on Project Management

   by Henry Linger and Jill Owen