|Title||What do project owners do? The case of UK government|
|Authors||Winch, G. and Cha, J.|
There has been significant recent research attention to a better understanding of owner organisations in project organising, particularly in the public sector. Many studies agree on owner capabilities and behaviours which are crucial factors for the successful project organisation, but little empirical evidence can be found regarding the full range of what project owners actually do and whether such activities are managed efficiently. The objective of this study is to collect evidence of what project owners do to address the challenges they face in managing their investment projects and programmes. After reviewing the literature on owner organisations, we carry out a case survey of 26 UK central government projects and identify key management themes using a content analysis of UK National Audit Office Value for Money reports. Our original contribution is that the findings provide the first comprehensive picture of project organising in owner organisations in the public sector.
|Conference||EURAM Conference 2019|
|Publisher||European Academy of Management|
|Web address (URL) of conference proceedings||http://www.euram-online.org/programme2019/conference-programme.html|