Project Management During National Crisis: Concept Development

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The Academy of IRMBR International Research in Management and Business Realities
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
International Review of Management and Business Research, 2014, 3 (1), pp. 412 - 422
Issue Date:
2014-01
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Abstract National crises such as wars, economic crises and natural disasters are increasing in number and frequency worldwide. The context of a national crisis is unique and contains many abnormal challenges. Despite these challenges, projects are being commenced and executed during these events. Due to the abnormality of a national crisis context, the authors attempted, in this theoretical work, to propose the concept of project management during national crisis. Through literature synthesis and the content analysis of several data sets, the authors proposed a definition of the concept of crisis project management. This includes points of differences from peacetime project management and the common characteristics of a national crisis, with impact on project management processes. The authors discussed the results and provided some suggestions for further research.
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