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A good man is hard to find: project management, entrepreneurship and serendipity

A good man is hard to find: project management, entrepreneurship and serendipity PurposeThe purpose of this paper commentary is to explore the intersection of project management and entrepreneurship through a poetic exploration of Flannery O’Connor’s short story: “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Through the use of the Japanese Haiku format, this commentary probes the nature and meaning of “projects,” the importance of goals and their limitations, the influence of context across time, and the role of agency and circumstance in entrepreneurship as denoted by the idea of serendipity.Design/methodology/approachPoesis.FindingsImagination steers the course. Vision sees the possibility; But the mind’s eye sees through a distorted lens that is always misfit. So the unplanned path becomes the project. Always; Accidents happen.Originality/valueProject Management: Goals with temporary; Collective action; Entrepreneurship: “Organizing collective Action.” Compromise? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Managing Projects in Business Emerald Publishing

A good man is hard to find: project management, entrepreneurship and serendipity

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1753-8378
DOI
10.1108/IJMPB-10-2018-0213
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper commentary is to explore the intersection of project management and entrepreneurship through a poetic exploration of Flannery O’Connor’s short story: “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Through the use of the Japanese Haiku format, this commentary probes the nature and meaning of “projects,” the importance of goals and their limitations, the influence of context across time, and the role of agency and circumstance in entrepreneurship as denoted by the idea of serendipity.Design/methodology/approachPoesis.FindingsImagination steers the course. Vision sees the possibility; But the mind’s eye sees through a distorted lens that is always misfit. So the unplanned path becomes the project. Always; Accidents happen.Originality/valueProject Management: Goals with temporary; Collective action; Entrepreneurship: “Organizing collective Action.” Compromise?

Journal

International Journal of Managing Projects in BusinessEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 4, 2019

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