The Reality of additive project realization

A framework-based self-reflection from science and practice


  • Przemysław Pawlak Department of Strategic Management, Academy of Social and Media Culture, ul. św. Józefa 23/35, Toruń, 87-100, Poland
  • Zbysław Dobrowolski Institute of Public Affairs, Jagiellonian University, ul. Prof. S. Łojasiewicza 4, Kraków, 30-348, Poland



Costs, Value and Risk Management, Sustainable Development, PCM, Additive Manufacturing


Purpose: This study aims to formulate an additive project monitoring conceptual framework in which non-financial indicators help achieve sustainable resource use. Realizing this purpose, the paper aims to deepen the additive economy's theoretical issues by analyzing its essential component, additive project management. Study design/methodology/approach: The study is based on qualitative research, including the self-observation of the realization of fourteen finished social projects, fueled by a systematic literature study on project management. Findings: Based on an analysis of the 14 realized projects, a broader look at the issue of monitoring is proposed than in the traditional process described in most project implementation methodologies, including Project Cycle Management. This study perceives monitoring as a broader issue aimed at ensuring procedures for the correctness of project implementation in all critical aspects of project management. Originality/value: The primary theme important for theory and practice emerges from this research. Although this study is based on analyzing 14 projects' realizations, there are research limitations. Future studies should focus on a broader analysis of project participants' experiences. Besides, the study should explore the project's realization in different sectors and countries, considering that organizational culture affects management practices.




How to Cite

Pawlak, P., & Dobrowolski, Z. (2023). The Reality of additive project realization: A framework-based self-reflection from science and practice. International Journal of Public Administration, Management and Economic Development, 8(2).