jgeioa

Department of Organization

  • Centre for Organization and Time (COT)
Joana
Geraldi
Associate professor


Room: KIL/14.A-3.84
Tel:
+4538153931
E-mail: jge.ioa@cbs.dk
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Presentation

The number and relevance of projects is growing at a staggering pace. This phenomena transformed organizations and is today changing the nature of social and economic action in society. Accompanying this development is the need to organize for projects, and to theorize about it. I study the people in projects and explore people-centric organizational practices and contexts for projects.
 
I am a ’Project Studies’ scholar, that is, I am part of the research community that studies projects, programs and portfolios. My empirical contexts are in projects and project organizing across different industrial contexts, in particular, large engineering projects, IT and construction industries. My research earned international awards and led to over 50 publications, most of which in the key project journals and conferences.
 
In the recent years, I came to recognise the relevance of decisions to projects, and have since studied how decisions happen in projects, and how objects, and in particular, visualizations, can inform (and misinform) them.

Primary research areas
  • Project organizing
  • Project society
  • Decisions and sensemaking in projects
  • Visualization
  • Project studies and scholarship
  • Projects tackling grand challenges and SDGs
  • Temporality and temporary organizations
Curriculum Vitae
Social media
Links
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/jgeioa
Courses
  • Decisions, uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Project management
Supervision

PhD Supervision:

  • 2015 – 2019: Verena Stingl (primary supervisor) on simple heuristics and decision making under uncertainty in project-based organizing).
 
Master and Bachelor Theses: I supervised over 50 bachelor and master theses. Here are a few examples:
  • Mads Berlin and Casper Hansen. A Virtual Case Study of the Accomplishment of Collective Sensemaking in Virtual Teams
  • Cathrine Skovly and Kristin Hals: The Rise and Fall of an Agile Transformation: A case study of the agile transformation in Nordea Bank AB.
  • Casper Hanse and Jeppe Tranekær Nielsen: Ambidexterity in Inter-Organizational Exploratory Projects.
  • Marisa Ferreira Silva: Managing projects for legacy: The role of institutional barriers in Rio Olympics 2016.
  • Andrzej Rogala: Visual Design Communication for Project Execution: The Case of 1:1 Scale Mock-Ups for a Pharmaceutical Production Facility (in collaboration with NNE, supervised with Anja Maier)
Selected publications
  • Geraldi, J. (2021). Self-Plagiarism in Project Studies: A Call for Action and Reflection. Project Management Journal 52(2), 119-126.
  • Geraldi, J., Stjerne, I. and Oehmen, J. (2020), "Acting in Time: Temporal Work Enacting Tensions at the Interface between Temporary and Permanent Organisations", Braun, T. and Lampel, J. (Ed.) Tensions and paradoxes in temporary organizing (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 67), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, 81-103.
  • Stingl, V. & Geraldi, J. (2017) Errors, lies and misunderstandings: Framing the literature on decision behaviour in projects. International Journal of Project Management, 35 (2), 121-135.
  • Geraldi, J. & Söderlund, J. (2018) Project Studies: What it is, where it is going. International Journal of Project Management 36 (1), 55-70.
  • Jensen, A. F., Thuesen, C. & Geraldi, J. (2016) The projectification of everything: Projects as a human condition. Project Management Journal, 47(3), 21-34.
  • Jane Bjørn Vedel; Joana Geraldi / How Managers Respond to Paradoxical Control-Trust Dynamics in Interorganizational Relationships over Time : A Constitutive Approach.
    In: Journal of Management Studies, 17.6.2022
  • Joana Geraldi; Satu Teerikangas; Gustavo Birollo / Project, Program and Portfolio Management as Modes of Organizing : Theorising at the Intersection between Mergers and Acquisitions and Project Studies.
    In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 40, No. 4, 5.2022, p. 439-453
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    2022
    Jane Bjørn Vedel; Joana Geraldi / How Managers Respond to Paradoxical Control-Trust Dynamics in Interorganizational Relationships over Time : A Constitutive Approach.
    In: Journal of Management Studies, 17.6.2022
    Journal article > peer review
    Joana Geraldi; Satu Teerikangas; Gustavo Birollo / Project, Program and Portfolio Management as Modes of Organizing : Theorising at the Intersection between Mergers and Acquisitions and Project Studies.
    In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 40, No. 4, 5.2022, p. 439-453
    Journal article > peer review
    Giorgio Locatelli; Efrosyni Konstantinou; Joana Geraldi; Tristano Sainati / The Dark Side of Projects : Dimensionality, Research Methods, and Agenda.
    In: Project Management Journal, Vol. 53, No. 4, 8.2022, p. 367-381
    Journal article > peer review
    Giorgio Locatelli; Efrosyni Konstantinou; Joana Geraldi; Tristano Sainati / The Dark Side of Projects : Uncovering Slavery, Corruption, Criminal Organizations, and Other Uncomfortable Topics.
    In: Project Management Journal, Vol. 53, No. 4, 2022, 4 p., p. 327-330
    Editorial > peer review
    2021
    Verena Stingl; Joana Geraldi / A Research Agenda for Studying Project Decision-behaviour through the Lenses of Simple Heuristics
    In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 162, 1.2021
    Journal article > peer review
    Joana Geraldi; Jonas Söderlund; Alfons van Marrewijk / Bright and Dark Spots in Project Studies : Continuing Efforts to Advance Theory Development and Debate.
    In: Project Management Journal, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2021, 10 p., p. 227-236
    Editorial > peer review
    Joana Geraldi / Plagiarism in Project Studies
    In: Project Management Journal, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2021, 8 p., p. 3-10
    Editorial > peer review
    Joana Geraldi / Self-Plagiarism in Project Studies : A Call for Action and Reflection.
    In: Project Management Journal, Vol. 52, No. 2, 2021, 8 p., p. 119-126
    Editorial > peer review
    Joana Geraldi; Andrew Davies / Transforming Engineering Systems : Learnings from Organising Megaprojects.
    In: Handbook of Engineering Systems Design. ed. /Anja Maier; Josef Oehmen; Pieter E. Vermaas. Cham : Springer 2021
    Book chapter > peer review
    2020
    Jane Bjørn Vedel; Joana Geraldi / A ‘Stranger’ in the Making of Strategy : A Process Perspective of Project Portfolio Management in a Pharmaceutical Firm.
    In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 38, No. 7, 10.2020, p. 454-463
    Journal article > peer review
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    Outside activities
    2022

    2022 CBS Business Two times delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management (twice in 2019)




    2021

     
    January ITU Advice on Corrections of PhD thesis
    January Jagielllonian University Talk about decision making for PhD students
    Spring University of Sussex/
    Project X
    Four-day course on Project Studies for PhD students, post-docs and early career scholars
    March UCL Teaching of a half-day course on project society to executive master students
    Spring / Fall CBS Business  Three times delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management (twice in 2019)
    Spring Universität Kassel Member of Berufungskommission for a new professor in project management (unpaid)
    October Telfer School of Management
    University of Ottawa
    External evaluator for a tenured professorship in project management (unpaid)
     
    2020
     
    Alma Mater Europaea ECM
    Member of committee for evaluation of intermediary PhD presentations, and speech to PhD students
     
    CBS Business
    Delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management
     
    2019
     
    CBS Business
    Delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management
     
    DTU
    Delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management (twice in 2019)
     
    2018
     
    CBS Business
    Delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management