The Open Secret of Values: The Roles of Values and Axiology in Project Research
2016 (English)In: Project Management Journal, ISSN 8756-9728, E-ISSN 1938-9507, Vol. 47, no 3, 139-155 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this article is to explore the roles and potential benefits of axiology and value theory in project research. This is done through (1) an exploration of the essentials of axiology and value theory; (2) a review focused on how values have been used in project research; and (3) a reflection based on the historical–logical development of—and paradigmatic influences on—projects and their management. It is concluded that project research would benefit from a more encompassing philosophical treatment of axiology beyond merely acknowledging values as a thematic concept or as part of a project management methodology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 47, no 3, 139-155 p.
Epistemology, Ontology, Value theory, Axiology, Paradigm
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119324OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-119324DiVA: diva2:919980