Owner challenges on major projects: The case of UK government

Winch, G. and Cha, J. 2020. Owner challenges on major projects: The case of UK government. International Journal of Project Management. 38 (3), pp. 177-187. doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2020.03.001

TitleOwner challenges on major projects: The case of UK government
TypeJournal article
AuthorsWinch, G. and Cha, J.
Abstract

Many studies agree that owner organisations are important for successful project organising, but they tend to focus on particular aspects of project organising rather than providing a holistic analysis of owners as organisations. Our objective is to collect evidence of the full range of challenges public sector owners face in managing their major projects. After reviewing the literature on owner organisations, we carry out a case survey of 26 major projects to identify the principal challenges 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 the full range of challenges of project organising faced by owner organisations. These findings push us theoretically to extend the scope of research in project organising to identify an extended core set of dynamic capabilities for project owner organisations to address these challenges.

KeywordsProject owner
Three domains
Organisational project management
Project capabilities
Public sector
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Journal citation38 (3), pp. 177-187
ISSN0263-7863
Year2020
PublisherElsevier
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2020.03.001
Publication dates
Published18 Apr 2020

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