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A General Framework for Gauging the Performance of Initiatives to Enhance Organizational Value

Zwikael, Ofer; Smyrk, John


The project management literature argues that most projects fail, and yet, paradoxically, increasing numbers of proposals for new initiatives attract funds. In order to resolve an apparent 'investment-in-failure' paradox, this paper questions the methodology used in the literature to judge project performance and to decide on funding new projects. Using results from a field study, the authors describe a project performance framework that both expands and extends traditional approaches. They...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Management
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2012.00823.x
Access Rights: Open Access


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