Title: The re-regulation of control in the context of project-based work

Authors: Louise Briand; Damian Hodgson

Addresses: Université du Québec en Outaouais, C.P. 1250, succursale Hull, Gatineau, Québec, J8X 3X7, Canada ' The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M13 9PL, UK

Abstract: In recent years project-based work appeared the key for the management of knowledge-intensive firms. Project-based work entails that traditional control systems be transformed in order to unleash the autonomy of qualified and capable workers. Thus the way in which control systems are being re-regulated requires critical research. Based on a case study involving a development team working within a firm in the video game industry we focus on control practices and draw the outline of a framework for the analysis of control.

Keywords: autonomy; control systems; re-regulation; project-based work; post-bureaucracy; video game industry; theory of structuration; gaming.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWI.2015.074170

International Journal of Work Innovation, 2015 Vol.1 No.3, pp.287 - 304

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 13 Jan 2016 *

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