PARENT ORGANISATIONS IMPACT ON TEMPORARY ORGANISATIONS AND THEIR LOGISTICS REQUIREMENTS
Paper in proceedings, 2005
Projects are carried out by temporary organisations. These organisations are often linked to parent organisations but can also be free-standing organisations. How parent organisations impact on temporary organisations is here analysed based on a comparison of employment forms, work processes and resource networks for a number of organisations involved in four different projects. Based on the analysis a discussion on how the existence of a parent organisation can impact on temporary organisations logistics requirements is held. Temporary organisations with parent organisations are noticeably governed by their parent organisations and dependent on their abilities and resource bases. Temporary organisations that lack a parent organisation instead have to rely on their employees skills and contacts to develop suitable routines and gain access to resources. Based on these findings propositions for further research are given.