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A dynamic capabilities perspective of IS project portfolio management

Daniel, Elizabeth; Ward, John and Franken, Arnoud (2014). A dynamic capabilities perspective of IS project portfolio management. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 23(2) pp. 95–111.

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Organizations use information systems project portfolio management (IS PMM) to reconfigure their IS resources and capabilities to match changing market and economic conditions. IS PPM can therefore be characterised as a dynamic capability. We investigate how firms developed and adapted IS PPM to match the turbulent recessionary conditions witnessed after 2008–09. This study contributes to an understanding of IS PPM by identifying the constituent dynamic capabilities and providing empirical examples of adaptation. To our knowledge, the study is the first to apply the notion of second order dynamic capabilities to the IS domain and also makes an important contribution to the more general concept of dynamic capabilities by providing empirical evidence and theoretical justification of the increased detailed, centrally controlled and analytical nature of IS PPM dynamic capabilities in recessionary conditions.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Elsevier
ISSN: 0963-8687
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Project Portfolio Management: Balancing Risk and Performance in Turbulent TimesNot SetCIMA
Keywords: project portfolio management; dynamic capabilities; recession
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 39759
Depositing User: Elizabeth Daniel
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 13:29
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 09:25
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