|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|275458||1429662||2016||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Researchers have called for additional project management research methods.
• New research methods should incorporate means to include systemicity and human factors.
• Causal mapping is proposed as a potential research method to address this call.
• Explanation for rationale and form of causal mapping
Extant literature has called for researchers to be more pluralistic in their approaches to researching projects. Responding to this call, this paper offers an exposition of a causal mapping technique. In the project management literature, there already exists a small number of articles reporting effective use of causal mapping. However, these are not dedicated to detailed explanation of the technique itself and so lack consideration of its features beyond those relevant to a particular application. Consequently, an exposition of the technique is needed to enable comprehensive understanding of causal mapping to be gained and its suitability for research designs assessed. Specifically, this paper examines causal mapping's theoretical grounding, explores its strengths and weakness, presents example applications, compares alternative causal mapping approaches, and overall, explains how causal mapping can support a systemic perspective on projects. These issues will be of interest to researchers who wish to incorporate causal mapping into their project management research designs.
Journal: International Journal of Project Management - Volume 34, Issue 6, August 2016, Pages 891–901