Colección: La Educación
Número: (117) I
The establishment of large-scale education projects in developing nations is often problematical. After project approval, it is sometimes difficult for initiatives to get off the ground. This paper examines one type of difficultyinterorganizational behavior patternswhich may beset project establishment.
The analysis is contextual. It draws upon the experiences of Research Country (pseudonym)an emerging nation in the Latin American and Caribbean realmas this developing country struggles to initiate its Third Education Project which has been approved for implementation by the World Bank. The data, gleaned from Government files and project documents, are presented in a scenario of events; and two major concepts in organizational theoryorganizational myths and organizational goalsprovide the frame of reference against which the data are analyzed.
The results reveal that the behavior of organizations involved can influence the decision-making process in project establishment and, as a result, can slow down the project implementation process.