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Reflections on the PhD thesis: Exploring the “lived experience” of project work with Continental philosophical perspectives

Bronte van der Hoorn (School of Management & Enterprise, University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

ISSN: 1753-8378

Article publication date: 25 April 2018

Issue publication date: 17 May 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to summarise the arguments developed in the PhD thesis and also to outline the journey and context from which the thesis emerged.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper provides a summary of key arguments in the thesis. It also provides reflections on the process of developing the thesis.

Findings

This PhD by publication process demonstrates how new philosophical thinking can contribute to the discipline literature, methodological advancements and also produce a practice tool.

Originality/value

Provision of a personal account of the PhD by publication journey and summary of the thesis: “Exploring the ‘lived experience’ of project work with Continental philosophical perspectives”.

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Citation

van der Hoorn, B. (2018), "Reflections on the PhD thesis: Exploring the “lived experience” of project work with Continental philosophical perspectives", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 673-686. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-10-2017-0126

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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