Award for book on projectification

Rolf A. Lundin, Professor Emeritus at Jönköping International Business School, recently accepted an international award for the book “Managing and Working in Project Society: Institutional Challenges of Temporary Organizations”.

In this book, leading authorities on project organizing explore the growing deployment of projects and other types of temporary organizations, with a focus on the challenges created by projectification. The way projects are coordinated and handled influences the success of innovation and change within organizations and is critical for strategic development in our societies, yet it is often at odds with the institutions of traditional industrial society. Drawing on both theoretical perspectives and real-world cases, this book sheds light on the transformation toward a project society and explores the effects, opportunities, and conflicts it has created.

The book received the PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award. The authors were Rolf A. Lundin, Jönköping International Business School; Niklas Arvidsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Tim Brady, University of Brighton; Eskil Ekstedt, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden; Christophe Midler, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris; Jörg Sydow, Freie Universitat Berlin

Project Management Institute (PMI) was founded in 1969 and is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Since 1974, the PMI Professional Awards Program has honored practitioners who achieve the highest standards of performance in project management and make a lasting impact in their field.