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The Silver Lining of Project Uncertainties by Barbara Edington, Ting Gao, Thomas G. Lechler

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Implications for Project Management Research

The primary focus of this exploratory study was to provide preliminary insights about the nature of uncertainty and value opportunities occurring and exploited during a project's implementation. It was our goal to analyze simple and not complex projects undertaken mainly in industrial organizations. The results of our study provide initial answers to our research question and lead to several novel insights and surprises that we did not anticipate at the study's conception. The results also offer insights for further research that would extend the analysis of project phenomena with fundamental arguments about project uncertainty management.

First, we could tie several specific contextual conditions ...

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