Type: Article
Title: Abolish, Accept, Apply: Coping With Ignorance in Project Ecologies
Authors: Thiel, Joachim 
Grabher, Gernot 
Issue Date: Apr-2024
Keywords: ignorance; hiding hand; large projects; project ecology
This article seeks to advance the current debate on the role of ignorance in the management of large projects by mobilizing insights from recent literature on the interplay between temporary projects and permanent contexts. Instead of examining how ignorance shapes the success or failure of isolated projects, we intend to examine how ignorance is addressed and framed within these projects and their wider environment and how this framing shapes the practices of planning and managing projects. The usefulness of the proposed framework is gauged with two empirical vignettes that elucidate different perspectives on ignorance in recent, German, large construction projects.
Subject Class (DDC): 300: Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
HCU-Faculty: Stadt- und Regionalökonomie 
Journal or Series Name: Project Management Journal 
Volume: 55
Issue: 2
Start page: 139
End page: 150
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 8756-9728
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/87569728231179812
URN (Citation Link): urn:nbn:de:gbv:1373-repos-11680
Directlink: https://repos.hcu-hamburg.de/handle/hcu/911
Language: English
Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
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