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PMI Research Achievement Award 2017
Description: The PMI Research Achievement Award recognizes an individual or group of individuals whose work has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices of project management through a published body of academic research.
Winners, for their research on “Making Projects Critical”:
Svetlana Cicmil, PhD (University of the West of England, Bristol)
Damian Hodgson, PhD (The University of Manchester)
Monica Lindgren, PhD (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Johann Packendorff, PhD (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
PMI Teaching Excellence Award 2017
Description: The PMI Teaching Excellence Award Recognizes an individual faculty member for sustained excellence in teaching project management, and to their strong commitment to improving and enhancing project management curricula in higher education.
Winner: Vijay Kanabar, PhD, PMP (Boston University)
PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award 2017
Description: The PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award recognizes an individual or group of individuals for excellence in the conduct or advancement of academic research and the adoption or adaptation of research into practice.
Winner: Ray Levitt, PhD (Stanford University)
PMI Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award 2017
Description: The Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award recognizes the best paper published in the Project Management Journal in the previous year.
Winner Paper #1: “Floating in Space? On the Strangeness of Exploratory Projects” (April/May 2016) by Sylvain Lenfle, PhD (Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers in Paris, École Polytechnique)
Winner Paper # 2: “The Projectification of Everything: Projects as a Human Condition” (June/July 2016) by Anders Jensen, PhD (Filosoffen.dk), Christian Thuesen, PhD (Technical University of Denmark), and Joana Geraldi, PhD (Technical University of Denmark)
Other 2017 Conference Awards co-sponsored by PMI
IPMA-PMI Best Paper Award at IRNOP 2017
Winner: “Projects as preconditions: Creating the preconditions for routine operations in use” by Hedley Smyth, PhD (University College London)
IPMA-PMI Best Student Paper Award at IRNOP 2017
Winner: “The governance of Major Public Infrastructure projects” by Maude Brunet, Université du Québec à Montréal
IPMA-PMI Best Paper Award at EURAM 2017
Winner: “Mechanisms of Isomorphism in Project-Based Organizations” by Maxim Miterev, Mats Engwall, and Anna Jerbrant of KTH Royal Institute of Technology
IPMA-PMI Best Student Paper Award at EURAM 2017
Winner: “The governance of Major Public Infrastructure projects: The Process of Translation” by Maude Brunet and Monique Aubry, PhD, of Université du Québec à Montréal
2017 PMI Case Writing Competition Award
Winner: “Dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity in a complex project: The case of intravenous (IV) pumps in a healthcare center” by Monique Aubry, PhD, of Université du Québec à Montréal, Madeleine Boulay-Bolduc of McGill University, Marie-Claire Richer of CIUSSS de l’Ouest de l’île de Montréal Lakeshore Hospital and Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay of McGill University