Making Projects Critical (MPC)
'Making Projects Critical' is the title of a series of international workshops intended to provide a forum for research from a wide range of critical perspectives relating to all aspects of projects, including project management, project based organising and the 'projectification' of society.
Such critique finds inspiration in the writings of, for example, Bourdieu, Foucault, Latour, Habermas, Derrida, Deleuze, Gramsci Bauman, Beck, and Zizek. It also draws on Labour Process Theory, Critical Theory, Actor Network Theory, Environmentalism, Feminism and Gender Studies, Post-Modernism and other traditions broadly related to Critical Management Studies.
Through the workshop, we hope to highlight and, where possible, remedy the theoretical and methodological limitations of traditional conceptions of projects and project management. In particular, the intention is to draw upon wider intellectual resources than the instrumental rationality, quantitative and positivist methodologies and technicist solutions which have been used traditionally to understand, implement and control organisational projects.
- Svetlana Cicmil - Bristol Business School, UWE Bristol
- Damian Hodgson - Manchester Business School, University of Manchester