Projectification in Swedish municipalities. A case of porous organizations
Summary, in English
studies and uses the notion of sensemaking to identify the practices of projectification processes. Three processes of projectification are used for an illustrative casestudy: municipality’s involvement with EU funded projects ; social investment funds – a new and growing phenomenon of project funding systems within Swedish municipalities;
and project models – standards for how projects should be organized. Projectification, it is argued, contains more than just a lot of projects. It also comprises organizational changes and affects the way employees talk about and understand their ordinary work. Projects are described as a routine in municipal organizations and the routinely based activities in these organizations, it is argued are exposed to projectifying processes. The author argues that describing public organizations as porous is useful and needed, in order to comprise both the flexible and temporary aspects of public organizations, as well as
their more permanent and rigid structures.
- Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration
Artikel i tidskrift
University of Gothenburg, School of Public Administration
- Public Administration Studies
- Projectification Porous organization Sensemaking Critical management Public administration
- Collaboration and autonomy in public administration: problem, opportunity, or both?
- ISSN: 2001-7405