Issue №3, 2019



Project thinking: methodological foundations


DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2019-3-26-35

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Tovmasyan V. V. — Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar, Russia; Senior Lecturer of Department of Economic Theory and Corporate Governance, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shikhverdiev A. P. — Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar, Russia; Doctor of Economics, Professor, Head of Department of Economic Theory and Corporate Governance, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oganezova N. A. — Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar, Russia; Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor of Department of Economic Theory and Corporate Governance, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The practice-oriented approach in some literary sources is seen as a reason for diminishing the role of research, academic methods in the development of intelligence and thinking in the training of highly qualified economists and managers. However, professional project thinking, based mainly on practice, manifests itself as skill or craft, a reflection of professional experience, which, as a rule, in conditions of innovative economy, uncertainty and risk, lacks science, potential for development. Barriers to the development of project thinking are: the increasing formalism in recent years, the lack of attention paid by fans of the practical-oriented approach to fundamental training, the weakness of interdisciplinary ties between philosophers, economists, managers and other specialists. The concept of project thinking is actively developed within the theory of pedagogical design in a broad sense (as a type of professional activity of a teacher) and in a narrow sense (as a pedagogical technology), while the methodological foundations of project thinking required for the professional activity of an economist or manager are given very little attention. This article, based on the methods of traditional logic, economic and cognitive methods of analysis, presents a theoretical study of the content of project thinking and intelligence, a reflection of the experience of developing project thinking in students at Syktyvkar State University named after Pitirim Sorokin. Types of project thinking have been defined, which is necessary to refine educational programs, refine standards on project management, for correct organization of teamwork during project implementation. The conclusions that a reasonable degree of rationality ensuring the safety of projects is impossible without the development of project thinking, project culture are justified. It should be borne in mind that the design intelligence in each person has its own configuration and changes over the course of life. The problem of narrow specialization of project participants should be solved through formation of ability to team work in the project, through strengthening of interdisciplinary ties, formation of new communications, and development of project culture.

Keywords: methodology; types of professional project thinking; project management standards; innovation; practice-oriented approach; project culture.


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For citation: Tovmasyan V. V., Shikhverdiev A. P., Oganezova N. A. Project Thinking: Methodological Foundations // Corporate governance and innovative economic development of the North: Bulletin of the Research Center of Corporate Law, Management and Venture Capital of Syktyvkar State University. 2019. No. 3. Рр. 26–35. DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2019-3-26-35