onsdag, januari 09, 2008

CfP: Projects and Project Management in Media Firms

Call for Papers

Projects and Project Management in Media Firms:
Theory, Methods, Processes, and Challenges

Papers are being sought for presentation at an international workshop
to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 26-27 September 2008. The workshop is
sponsored by the Media Management and Transformation Centre at Jönköping
International Business School (Jönköping University), Europe*s premier
centre on media business issues.

The objective of the conference is to explore the theory, practice, and
challenges of project management in media firms. Projects in production
and product development are used in motion picture and television
programs, magazine and newspaper redesigns, as well as for the creation
and introduction of many other media products and services. 

Papers are solicited on issues including

* Challenges in project planning 
* Building and coordinating project teams
* Implementation and sequencing of projects
* Standardized and customized project processes
* Organizational structures for serial projects
* Networking for inter-organizational projects
* Capturing knowledge from projects for organizational benefit

At the workshop tracks will be organized by media industry sectors. A
special session will be dedicated to an open discussion between
practitioners and academics. Practitioners are invited to send a brief
description of a problem they would like to address in order to seek for
advice, or of a problem solution they have recently introduced in order
to share their knowledge and experience with the other participants.

Extended abstracts of papers (250 words) and descriptions of
practitioners* ideas are due February 1, 2008. Accepted proposals will
be notified by March 14, 2008. In the abstract, please specify the key
research question(s), the theoretical perspective, the empirical
support, and the expected scientific contribution of the paper.
Completed papers will be due August 15, 2008. Send abstracts and
description of ideas by post or e-mail to:

Dr. Cinzia dal Zotto
Media Management and Transformation Centre
Jönköping International Business School
P.O. Box 1026, SE-551 11 Jönköping, Sweden


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