Experimental methods to study time and action in projects

Experimental methods to study time and action in projects

In preparation for the 16th APROS/EGOS (in Sydney, Australia), we will discuss a short paper written by Tomas Blomquist and Maria Kapsali. Maria is currently at the University of Hull, but a previous postdoc here in Umeå. The paper is called, “Experimental methods to study time and action in projects” and it is accepted to “Sub-theme 21: Space and Time in Projects and Project Organizations“. Using the author’s own words, the paper focuses on;

In this paper, we explore methodological designs to observe temporal structuring in projects. We identify the challenges in the analysis of temporal structuring as being (i) the need for new ways of understanding the generative mechanisms involved in the mutual production (recursive reproduction) between process and structure; and (ii) the causal complexity between process and structure elements. There is a need to retain both the subjective or ‘transitive’ side of process and the objective, ontological or ‘intransitive’ side, into one framework that combines ontological realism with epistemological relativism.

The full paper will be distributed via email.