nep-ppm New Economics Papers
on Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Issue of 2021‒11‒01
five papers chosen by
Arvi Kuura
Tartu Ülikool

  1. Organizing collaborative management between public actors and civil actors: The boundary organization role of an association working for employment for young graduates By Jean-Baptiste Suquet; Damien Collard; Nathalie Raulet-Croset
  2. Methodological proposal for the implementation of policies that allow measuring and evaluating the technological projects developed in the software factory of the Integral Maintenance Industrial Center, SENA By Enzy Zulay Angarita
  3. Co-Financing Community-Driven Development Through Informal Taxation: Experimental Evidence from South-Central Somalia By van den Boogaard, Vanessa; Santoro, Fabrizio
  4. United Kingdom: An Examination of the Configuration of the Sharing Economy, Pressing Issues, and Research Directions By Perez-Vega, Rodrigo; Jones, Brian; Travlou, Penny; Miguel, Cristina
  5. ESAP State Enrollment Data Collection Project By Andrew Gothro; Kelsey Chesnut; Mindy Hu; Ronette Briefel

  1. By: Jean-Baptiste Suquet (NEOMA - Neoma Business School); Damien Collard (CREGO - Centre de Recherche en Gestion des Organisations [Dijon] - UFC - Université de Franche-Comté - UBFC - Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté [COMUE] - UB - Université de Bourgogne - Université de Haute-Alsace (UHA) - Université de Haute-Alsace (UHA) Mulhouse - Colmar); Nathalie Raulet-Croset (IAE Paris - Sorbonne Business School)
    Abstract: While associations are increasingly contributing to public action, little work analyses their collaborative relationships to public actors. In this article, we study the case of the association Nos Quartiers ont des Talents (NQT) which accompanies disadvantaged young graduates seeking employment, in order to understand the organizational conditions of collaboration between public, private and associative actors. We show through its "boundary work", this type of association constitutes a boundary organisation, capable of fostering collaborative management between public, private, and associative actors in which the public actor is not central, and which allows for the co-construction of a service of general interest. We identify four key factors accounting for the association's boundary work: the common framework, territorial adaptability, a meeting place for catalysing innovation, and an agile structure combining standardisation and flexibility.
    Abstract: Alors que les associations contribuent de façon croissante à l'action publique, peu de travaux analysent leur relation à l'acteur public sous la forme d'une collaboration. Dans cet article, nous étudions le cas de l'association Nos Quartiers ont des Talents (NQT) qui accompagne des jeunes diplômés défavorisés vers l'emploi, pour comprendre les conditions organisationnelles de la collaboration entre acteurs publics, privés et associatifs. Nous montrons que ce type d'association, au travers d'un « travail aux frontières », constitue une boundary organization, à même de favoriser un management collaboratif entre acteurs publics, privés et associatifs dans laquelle l'acteur public n'est pas central et qui permet de co-construire un service d'intérêt général. Quatre facteurs clés ressortent de l'analyse pour rendre compte de ce travail aux frontières : le cadre commun, l'adaptation aux territoires, l'espace de rencontre pour catalyser les innovations, et une structure alliant standardisation et souplesse.
    Keywords: Boundary work,Boundary organisation,Collaborative public management,Platform actor,Association,Employment,Travail aux frontières (boundary work),Organisation-frontière (boundary organization),Management public collaboratif,Acteur plate-forme,Emploi
    Date: 2021
  2. By: Enzy Zulay Angarita (UDI - Universidad de Investigación y Desarrollo)
    Abstract: The research is based on the integration of policies and good governance and management practices offered by the COBIT framework, incorporating them into the training laboratory called CIMI SENA Software Factory; The objective is achieved by identifying the current state of the IT processes and the level of maturity of the technological projects developed, to achieve this questionnaires were applied, an analysis of the current factory situation was carried out against the COBIT guidelines, and identifying the maturity level, based on the ISO / IEC 15504 standard. Planning, implementation and control evaluation instruments were built for the development of technological projects. In the last phase, all these tools were integrated and a good practice guide was designed based on the analysis of the current situation.
    Abstract: La investigación se basa en la integración de políticas y buenas prácticas de gobierno y de gestión que ofrece el marco de trabajo COBIT, incorporándolas al laboratorio de formación denominado Fábrica de Software del CIMI SENA; el objetivo se alcanza al identificar el estado actual de los procesos TI y el nivel de madurez de los proyectos tecnológicos desarrollados, para lograrlo se aplicaron cuestionarios, se realizó el análisis de la situación actual de fábrica frente a los lineamientos de COBIT, e identificando el nivel de madurez, basado en la norma ISO/IEC 15504. Se construyeron instrumentos de planificación, implantación y evaluación de control para desarrollo de los proyectos tecnológicos. En la última fase, se integraron todas esas herramientas y se diseñó una guía de buenas prácticas según el análisis de la situación actual.
    Keywords: Comprehensive maintenance industrial center,software factory,maturity,matrix,RACI,national learning service,Centro industrial de mantenimiento integral,fábrica de software,madurez,matriz,servicio nacional de aprendizaje
    Date: 2021–10–11
  3. By: van den Boogaard, Vanessa; Santoro, Fabrizio
    Abstract: Community-driven development (CDD) has long been embraced by international development partners as a means of delivering public goods and strengthening social capital and cohesion, particularly in fragile contexts. To receive external support, CDD projects often require co-financing from communities through informal taxes – non-market payments that are not required or defined by state law and are enforced outside the state legal system. Co-financing is often incentivised through CDD grants, with the requirement for informal taxes largely justified based on the belief that they will create a greater sense of ownership over projects and increase their sustainability. However, despite being widely embraced by development partners and donors and being incorporated into CDD programmes, there is limited evidence about the impact of co- financing requirements. First, it is unclear whether CDD programmes can incentivise informal revenue generation and local collective action. This is a summary of Working Paper 126 by Vanessa van den Boogaard and Fabrizio Santoro
    Keywords: Finance,
    Date: 2021
  4. By: Perez-Vega, Rodrigo; Jones, Brian; Travlou, Penny; Miguel, Cristina
    Abstract: This chapter aims to examine the configuration of the sharing economy in the United Kingdom. The chapter provides an examination of the key opportunities and challenges that this socio-economic model generates in the country. It includes an account of different sharing economy initiatives in the United Kingdom, including crowdfunding projects, tool libraries, timesharing banks, men’s sheds, and shared workspaces, commercial sharing economy services, micro-libraries, community-gardening projects, and paid online peer-to-peer accommodation. Increased consumer choice and economic benefits derived from an extended economy around the sharing economy are identified as key opportunities. Key challenges relate to policymaking and taxation of businesses and participants in the sharing economy, as well as the wider enforcement of health and safety regulations and the impact that the recent pandemic is having on the industry. The chapter also provides an examination of the latest developments and regulations in this area. In addition, the chapter identifies the most pressing issues and possible future directions of research in this context.
    Keywords: Collaborative Consumption; Collaborative Economy; Policy; Sharing Economy; United Kingdom
    JEL: L86
    Date: 2021
  5. By: Andrew Gothro; Kelsey Chesnut; Mindy Hu; Ronette Briefel
    Abstract: The Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP) State Enrollment Data Collection Project measured the effects on food security among older adults who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through an ESAP application.
    Keywords: SNAP, nutrition, older Americans, ESAP, elderly, pandemic

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