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1 " Projectification " of the Firm , the Renault Case

  title={1 " Projectification " of the Firm , the Renault Case},
  author={Christophe Midler},
Many industrial firms are implementing fundamental changes in their organizations to increase the efficiency of their product development processes. Here we focus on the relations between project management models and the permanent organization and processes of the firm. The case of the French firm Renault is being studied. This firm implemented a transition, from a classical funtional organization in the 1960's to project coordination in the 1970's and autonomous and powerful project teams… Expand

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