Using design theory to characterize various forms of breakthrough R&D projects and their management: revisiting Manhattan & Polaris. - Archive ouverte HAL Accéder directement au contenu
Communication Dans Un Congrès Année :

Using design theory to characterize various forms of breakthrough R&D projects and their management: revisiting Manhattan & Polaris.

(1) , (2) , (2)
1
2
Pascal Le Masson
Benoit Weil

Résumé

In this paper we propose to revisit two emblematic projects, Manhattan and Polaris, with the models developed by design theory. In particular we demonstrate, relying on recent advances in design theory, how these major projects, traditionally presented as radical innovations, are in fact quite different. We show that this explains the different managerial strategies of this two cases : whereas Polaris focuses on the control of the design process, Manhattan exhibit a very original strategy, characterized by the simultaneous exploration of different solutions, to manage unforeseeable uncertainties. We therefore hope to demonstrate the fruitfulness of the dialogue between design theory and project management.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
Lenfle_Le_Masson_Weil_2014_EURAM_splitting.pdf (840.82 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origine : Fichiers produits par l'(les) auteur(s)
Loading...

Dates et versions

hal-01002713 , version 1 (06-06-2014)

Identifiants

  • HAL Id : hal-01002713 , version 1

Citer

Sylvain Lenfle, Pascal Le Masson, Benoit Weil. Using design theory to characterize various forms of breakthrough R&D projects and their management: revisiting Manhattan & Polaris.. European Academy of Management - EURAM 2014, Valencia : Espagne (2014), Jun 2014, Spain. ⟨hal-01002713⟩
335 Consultations
352 Téléchargements

Partager

Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More