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Interrelation between corporate and project governance

This conference paper focus on several aspects of corporate governance and project governance in temporary organisation. The literature suggests several interrelations between two phenomena. Project governance is on one hand seen as subset of corporate governance and with that summarizing the main determinants of corporate governance such as: the value system, responsibilities, accountabilities, ethical principles, trust, power and policies. On the other hand, the project governance is seen as a single process with different facets. In organizations (project-based organizations in particular) projects are a mean for achieving organizational (strategic) goals and in particular a mean for achieving value for the organization. The paper discuses several indicators on corporate and project governance correlation and dependency. Recently researched concept of governance paradigms e.g. cross combination of two main dimensions: shareholder versus stakeholder orientation and behavior versus outcome control, gives some important theoretical frameworks insights in the question at hand and also provides several empirical findings on a applicability in relation to size of projects and/or organizations, geographical and industry distribution and similar. Findings in this paper support the top down influence of corporate governance on project governance. The paper also discusses the factors which influence the corporate governance any by that also a project governance and is establishing circumstances under which the project governance influences the corporate governance and by that indirectly also itself. According to conducted desk research there are several factors identified, like those, already researched among governance paradigms and additionally also inclination to change as one of the important parts of organization’s corporate culture.

Uros Rozic
Alma Mater Europaea, ECM


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