literature review describes, synthesizes and analyzes a body of scholarship to uncover themes, gaps, discrepancies, debates, and methodological issues pertaining to an issue area. A literature review is not a descriptive list of texts, although the writing process necessarily involves summarizing texts as a preliminary step. The purpose of this assignment is threefold:
i.to uncover what the literature tells us about critical success factors in international development project management;
ii.to strengthen research skills by using grounded theory to analyze a collection of academic texts;
iii.to locate this subset of scholarship dealing with international development projects within schools of thought of the broader project management literature.