Practices of strategic alignment in and across innovation project portfolios

Miia Martinsuo, Roosa Anttila

Tutkimustuotos: KonferenssiartikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu


Strategic alignment of project portfolios concerns the match between projects in the portfolio and the organization’s strategy. It is often considered either as a selection criterion, when creating the project portfolio, or as a performance indicator, when assessing the project portfolio success. Organizations are increasingly interested to achieve optimal strategic alignment while at the same time remaining sensitive and responsive to changes in the operating environment. The problem guiding this study is the need to understand how strategic alignment occurs in practice in the work of project portfolio managers, in the context of multiple project portfolios. We explore large firms’ practices of strategic alignment and cross-portfolio interplay in the innovation project portfolios of three industrial firms. The findings reveal social, mechanistic, and structural practices of portfolio’s strategic alignment and sharing, synergy creation, and boundary spanning practices in cross-portfolio interplay. Strategic alignment is reported as a dynamic, continuous activity in the work of managers and personnel, with versatile practices that drive both efficiency and renewal.
OtsikkoEURAM 2022 Conference
AlaotsikkoLeading Digital Transformation
KustantajaEuropean Academy of Management, EURAM
ISBN (elektroninen)978-2-9602195-4-8
TilaJulkaistu - kesäk. 2022
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaEURAM European Academy of Management Conference: Leading Digital Transformation - Zhaw School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Sveitsi
Kesto: 15 kesäk. 202217 kesäk. 2022


NimiEURAM conference
KustantajaEuropean Academy of Management
ISSN (elektroninen)2466-7498


ConferenceEURAM European Academy of Management Conference
LyhennettäEURAM 2022


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