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Understanding the Organizational Antecedents of Bottom-Up Un-Enacted Projects : Towards a Conceptual Model Based on Deviance Theory

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Buchwald, Arne ; Urbach, Nils ; Ahlemann, Frederik:
Understanding the Organizational Antecedents of Bottom-Up Un-Enacted Projects : Towards a Conceptual Model Based on Deviance Theory.
2014
Event: 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) , 09.-11.06.2014 , Tel Aviv, Israel.
(Conference item: Conference , Paper )

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Un-enacted projects are those projects that have not been officially evaluated by the project portfolio management but do exist although they are not known to a company’s project portfolio. As a consequence, resources thought to be available often prove to be actually unavailable and that unofficial initiatives eventually compete for scarce resources. One particular type of these un-enacted projects are bottom-up initiatives. Bottom-up un-enacted projects are unofficial initiatives on which employees spend time without order but with which they intend to benefit their organizations. While previous research highlights the great potential of bottom-up un-enacted projects, they only focus on the individual level but leave the organizational level for further research. To address this research gap, this study aims at gaining a deeper understanding of the organizational drivers of bottom-up un-enacted projects. We draw on deviance theory to develop a conceptual model for explaining the occurrence of these projects. In order to triangulate the emerging model with insights from practice, we use interview data to cross-check and refine the theory-driven model. Our results advance the theoretical discourse on the concept of un-enacted projects and enable practitioners to understand the levers with which to steer respective activities in the intended direction

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Item Type: Conference item (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Un-Enacted Projects, Bottom-up Projects, Deviance Theory, Constructive Workplace Behavior
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Professorship Business Information Systems and strategic IT management
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Professorship Business Information Systems and strategic IT management > Professorship Business Informations Systems and strategic IT management - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 12:58
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2019 15:13
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/7917