REC 2014

rec2014_logoOn July 27-29 in Portland, the 2014 PMI Research and Education Conference will bring together researchers, reflective practitioners and students of project management and allied disciplines in one premier international event.

The theme, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: In Search of Theory and Evidence reflects three key issues facing the field of project management research and education:

  • How research and education can “stand on the shoulders of giants” – enabling us to see farther and with greater insight because of the knowledge platform being built.
  • The role of theory and whether the field has moved on from Koskela and Howell’s (2002) provocation, that there is no underlying theory of project management.
  • The opportunity of evidence- based project management, which was highlighted at the 2012 Research and Education Conference in Professor Denise Rousseau’s (2012) keynote address.

Some of the topics:

Does Executive Sponsorship Matter for Realizing Project Management Value: The Relationship between Senior Management’s Perception of the Sustainability of Project Management Value and the Executive Sponsorship Role (Dawne Chandler)

Managers of Multiple Projects and their Motivation to Perform: The Impact of Autonomy, Support, Goal Clarity and Opportunities for Learning (Peerasit Patanakul)

The Contribution of Project and Change Managers to Different Project Activities (Julien Pollack)

When Project Managers Meet Change Management: An Unexpected Reconfiguration of Knowledge (Valérie Lehmann)

Organizational Enablers in Project-Based Organizations: The Case of Project Governance and Governmentality (Sofia Pemsel)

A Typology Framework for Virtual Project Teams: An Empirical Investigation (Padhraic Ludden)

The Symbiosis of Project Management and Change Management During Healthcare Integrated Planning: A Case Study of Ontario’s Healthcare System (Aaron Gordon, Henry Hornstein)

A Conceptual Framework of Sustainability in Project Management (Mauro Luiz Martens)

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