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Organizations make ample use not only of temporary employment and contract work but also of projects, perhaps the most popular form of temporary organizing. This trend will nevertheless not herald the end of organizations as we know them. In order to be effective, most forms of temporary organizing rely on complementary permanent organizational or inter­organizational structures. The paper discusses this role of context not only for project-based and project-supported organizations but also for inter­organizational projects and project networks.

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Jörg Sydow

Jörg Sydow

Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Jörg Sydow is a Professor of Management and Chair for Inter-firm Cooperation at the School of Business & Economics at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and a Visiting Professor at Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Moreover, he is currently the director of the...

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