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Project Management at AOM

24 July 2019

PMI is committed to supporting forums that deliver relevant, high-quality content by and for academics in project management and related fields. That is why PMI has been a sponsor of the Academy of Management (AOM) annual meeting for several years.

To highlight the presence of project management at this year’s AOM conference, PMI would like to highlight the following sessions that showcase project management.

The 2019 AOM Conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, August 9-13, 2019.

If you are attending AOM, please visit PMI at Booth 513 in the exhibit hall!

 


 

Temporary Organizing: Exclusion or Inclusion?

Friday, August 9, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

PDW Workshop | Division Sponsors: OMT, HR, ODC, TIM

Location: Boston Hynes Convention Center, Room 313

Presenters: Jorg Sydow, Timo Braun, Robert J DeFillippi, Jonas Söderlund, Fredrik Tell, Peter S Ring

 

Project Management and Modern Slavery: Inhibitor or Enabler?

Friday, August 9, 3:15PM – 4:45PM

PDW Workshop | Division Sponsors: SIM, PNP

Location: Westin Copley Place Boston, Simmons

Presenters: Naomi Brookes, Tyrone Pitsis, Giorgio Locatelli, Hinrich Voss, Matthew Christopher Davis, Jacqueline Glass

 

The Road to Nowhere: Knowing When to Call it Quits with Papers, Projects, and People

Saturday, August 10, 10:45AM – 12:45PM

PDW Workshop | Division Sponsors: OB

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Republic B

Presenters: Jaron Harvey, Diane Bergeron, John J. Sumanth, Michael Baer, Marcus Butts, Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison, Shefali Patil, Sharon Parker, Abbie J. Shipp

 

If Running a Consulting or Service Learning Class Project Is Overwhelming: The Spotlight Project

Sunday, August 11, 8:30AM – 9:30AM

Symposium | Division Sponsors: TLC

Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Grand Ballroom Salon J

Presenter: Sarah Woodside

Note: This session is part of the Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) and requires separate registration and fee.

 

New Approaches for Learning Analytics and Business-Projects as Learning Enhancers for Students

Sunday, August 11, 10:50AM – 11:50AM

Symposium | Division Sponsors: TLC

Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Grand Ballroom Salon J

Presenters: Andrea Honal, Jaensch Alexander, Paul Forrester, Juergen Bleicher

Note: This session is part of the Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) and requires separate registration and fee.

 

Organizations, Temporality, and Digital Transformation

Monday, August 12, 9:45AM – 11:15AM

Paper Session | Division Sponsors: OCIS

Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Vermont

Chair: Anu Sivunen

Papers: Temporality in Socio-material Relations in Organizations; The Impact of Digitalisation on Organisations— A Review of the Empirical Literature; From punctuation to equilibrium: A longitudinal assessment of enterprise systems user performance; The Complexity of Interorganizational Collaboration: The Role of IT as a Source of System Tension

 

Engagement with Stakeholders

Monday, August 12, 9:45AM – 11:15AM

Paper Session | Division Sponsors: SIM

Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Nantucket

Chair: Lori Verstegen Ryan

Papers: A Knowledge Problems Approach to Conceptualizing Stakeholder Engagement Research; Stakeholders’ Relationships as a Microfoundation for Open Innovation; Grateful Exchange Process: A Theoretical Framework of Gratitude in Workplace Relationships; Unpacking Stakeholder Management as a Practice

 

Collaboration and Interorganizational Relations

Monday, August 12, 11:30AM-1:00PM

Paper Session | Division Sponsors: OMT

Location: Boston Hynes Convention Center, Room 108

Chair: Jorg Sydow

Papers: It’s not that Obvious! When Do Interorganizational Big Data Technologies Allow Cooperative Dynamics?; Orchestrating Inter-Organizational Networks to Deliver Megaprojects; Strategic Balance of Asymmetric Interdependence and Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions; The Role of Boundary Organizations in Collaborations between Incumbent Firms and Start-ups

 

Project Management

Monday, August 12, 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Paper Session | Division Sponsors: OSCM

Location: Westin Copley Place Boston, Courier

Chair: Ofer Zwikael

Papers: Effective Comprehensive Practices to Enhance Project Investment Decisions and Operations Performance; Constructing Algorithms for Forecasting High (Low) Project Management Performance; An Integrated Project Evaluation Framework: Appraisal, Monitoring and Performance Judgement; PMO Longevity & Implementation Phase Variables

 

Meet the Editors of Project Management and Operations Management Journals

Monday, August 12, 4:45PM – 6:15PM

Exhibitor Session | Sponsored by PMI

Location: Boston Hynes Convention Center, Room 101

Jonas Söderlund, John Steen, Martina Huemann, Tyson Browning

 

Organizational Innovation: Organizing for Innovation

Monday, August 12, 4:45PM – 6:15PM

Paper Session | Division Sponsors: TIM

Location: Boston Hynes Convention Center, Room 305

Chair: Sebastian Gurtner

Papers: Division Of Innovative Labor And The Organization Of Corporate Science And Invention; How Collaboration with Different Level of Engagement Influence Firm’s Radical Innovation; Routines as truces in temporary multi-organizations; Variety of R&D Governance Structures: A Transaction Cost Economics Perspective

 

Multi-Method and Multi-Level Perspectives on Multiple Team Memberships

Tuesday, August 14, 8:00AM – 9:30AM

Symposium | Division Sponsors: OB, HR, ODC

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Back Bay Ballroom C

Ozias Moore, Tammy L. Rapp, Sal Mistry, Bradley L. Kirkman, Valerio Incerti, Francesca Bellesia, Fabiola Bertolotti, Katherine Chudoba, Kelly Fadel, Elisa Mattarelli, Paula Ungureanu, Eean Crawford, Bradley R. Mecham, Greg L. Stewart, Bradford S. Bell, Stefan Berger, Hendrik Johan Van De Brake, Heike Bruch, Heejin Kim, Julija Mell, Sujin Jang, Enver Yücesan, Mark Mortensen

 

Organizational Communication and Leadership

Tuesday, August 14, 9:45AM – 11:15AM

Paper Session | Division Sponsors: OCIS

Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Grand Ballroom Salon D

Chair: Julia Eisenberg

Papers: The Relationship Between Motivating Language and Servant Leadership; Leadership Emergence and Impact on Open Source Software Project Success: A Comparative Case Study; CEO Rhetorical Communication Strategies Following Large-Scale Data Breaches; Uncertainty and Rhetoric: Letting the numbers speak for themselves

 

Middle Managers in Strategy Work: Projects, Practices, and Identities

Tuesday, August 14, 9:45AM-11:15AM

Paper Session | Division Sponsors: SAP

Location: Boston Park Plaza, Holmes

Chair: Saku Mantere

Papers: Exploring the link between managerial identities and strategy – how individual life stories matter; Narrative and narrator credibility during identity change: A comparative study of two subsidiaries; Middle Managers Strategizing Practices and its Effects on Implementation; Integration Projects as Relational Spaces Catalyzing Acquired Middle Managers’ Strategic Action

 

Novel Organizational Forms

Tuesday, August 14, 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Paper Session | Division Sponsors: OMT

Location: Boston Hynes Convention Center, Room 108

Chair: Jovana Karanovic

Papers: The Accelerator as an Organizational Form: A Review and Reconceptualization; ‘Pure’ Information Provision: The Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Organizational Design; A Configuration Perspective of Project Management; Sharing is Caring: How Decentralization in DLTBO Drives the Success of Temporary Organizations

 

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IJIC and PMI Collaborate to Expand Project Management Teaching Cases

17 July 2019

The International Journal of Instructional Cases (IJIC) and Project Management Institute (PMI) are pleased to announce a new development in their existing partnership to meet the lack of a professional publication outlet for concise teaching cases in project management for academic and professional use.

Both organizations will collaborate to establish a track within IJIC dedicated to concise teaching cases in project management (including operations, logistics, supply chain management, and other related subcategories). The journal will also set up a dedicated mini-site on the IJIC website that will be devoted to project management and tackle the challenges in sharing knowledge and experience between academic experts in project management and Project Managers themselves.

Concise cases in project management are welcomed for review and can be submitted in either English or Spanish. As with all IJIC cases, accepted cases will be published in both languages.

IJIC is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, electronic publication with ongoing release of instructional cases and related materials for use in classroom and boardroom settings. The journal only publishes concise teaching cases with expanded teaching notes. The cases are short (four pages or fewer) but the teaching notes are extensive, providing rich instructional assistance. It has already published several project management cases which have been aligned with PMI as a bronze sponsor of the journal in the past.

As the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, PMI seeks to advance the profession through resources for project management scholars, faculty, professionals, and students.

PMI Academic Programs is pleased to support the work of the International Journal of Instructional Cases,” said Heather Ramsey, Manager of PMI Academic Programs. “Instructional case studies are a valuable tool to provide rich and powerful learning experiences for students seeking to grow their knowledge and skills in project management and related fields.”

IJIC Publisher, Rob Edwards, adds, “We are delighted to have strengthened our existing partnership with PMI and excited to support the continued authorship and publication of concise project management case studies via this new initiative”.

https://www.pmi.org/

http://www.ijicases.com/

Contact: Rob Edwards, rob@ijicases.com

 

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PMI Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award Announced

11 July 2019

On 27 June, three members of the academic community were recognized for their contributions to research in the profession with the 2019 PMI Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award.

The Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award honors the best paper published in the Project Management Journal in the previous year. The award recognizes the significance of academic research in and the importance of refereed journal articles to the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the field of project management.

The winning paper was “Coordinating Knowledge Work in Multiteam Programs: Findings From a Large-Scale Agile Development Program,” appearing in the November/December 2018 issue (Volume 49, number 6).

The paper was authored by Professor Torgier Dingsøyr, chief scientist at the SINTEF research foundation in Trondheim, Norway, and adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Nils Brede Moe, senior scientist at SINTEF; and Eva Amdahl Seim, a senior research manager at SINTEF.

Project Management Journal Editor in Chief Ralf Müller (left) presented the 2019 PMI Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award to Torgeir Dingsøyr, lead author of the winning article: “Coordinating Knowledge Work in Multiteam Programs: Findings From a Large-Scale Agile Development Program.”

“I think this award is a sign of the growing interest in project management practices which have developed in software development, and which become increasingly relevant also for other domains with the current importance of digitalization,” said Dingsøyr.

“As the study is understood as a significant contribution to the field of large-scale agile and agile transformation, the award will motivate for more studies within the same topic,” explained Moe.

Seim added, “We have been researching coordination in work and particularly software work for two decades. To me, this award is recognition of years of hard and gratifying work.”

This recognition took place during the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, at the ISCTE-IUL University. The award was presented to Professor Dingsøyr on the evening of 27 June at a reception for the EURAM Project Organising Strategic Interest Group, sponsored by PMI.

Torgeir Dingsøyr, chief scientist at SINTEF Digital in Trondheim, Norway, and adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Nils Brede Moe, PhD, senior scientist at SINTEF

Eva Amdahl Seim, PhD, senior research manager at SINTEF

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Sponsored Research Deadline Extended to 29 April

24 April 2019 to 29 April 2019

The 2020 call for proposals is extended through 29 April 2020. Proposals can be submitted directly at https://pmi.submittable.com/submit.

The PMI Sponsored Research Program awards grants of up to US$50,000 per project to support research whose themes and perspectives have direct application to theory and/or practice of project management. PMI invites proposals from individuals as well as multi-disciplinary teams both within and outside the field of project management.

We encourage proposals on research involving multi-disciplinary teams of investigators or teams consisting of academics and practitioners who bring new ways of thinking and related bodies of literature to the field. For 2020, special consideration will be given to proposals that address the following areas:

  • Key success factors in scaling agile in large corporations
  • Digital transformations and the role of project management offices
  • The future of work

To learn more about the program, including eligibility criteria, submission guidelines, key dates, and more, visit https://www.pmi.org/learning/academic-research/sponsored. You will also find published research from past PMI Sponsored Research Program-funded projects.

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PMI Case Writing Competition at DSI

18 April 2019 to 24 November 2019

PMI is sponsoring an instructional case writing competition at the 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, 23-25 November 2019. The competition aims to generate teachable cases and instructors’ guides for use in project management courses in business, engineering, and IT.

Submissions may consider the use of project management as an organizational force in any context (e.g., disaster relief, international development, NGOs, various industries, etc.). Cases may look to instruction in technical approaches (e.g. planning, budgeting, controlling, etc.), behavioral issues (e.g., communications, leadership, teams, etc.), or strategic concerns (e.g. legal, ethics and professionalism, governance, etc.). Cases must be based either on secondary sources (publicly available data and documentation, including news articles, court materials, YouTube videos, and others) or on primary (field) research.

Submissions will be evaluated in a two-stage process: 

Stage 1: Cases and instructional materials will be checked for adherence to all submission criteria and quality of English writing.

Stage 2: Judges will evaluate and rank cases based on the following criteria:

  • Currency or relevance of content
  • Quality (depth) of research
  • Potential usefulness in the classroom (engaging and readable)
  • Clarity of learning objectives
  • Completeness and quality of discussion quality and answers
  • Contribution to the field as instructional

The winner of the competition will be awarded a cash prize of US$1,000.  1st place and runners-up authors will receive an annual PMI membership. All quality submissions will be invited to publish on the PMJ instructional website, though publication is not an obligation.

The deadline is 30 May 2019. Submissions are made through the DSI conference management system. Email PMI Academic Programs at academicprograms@pmi.org with any questions.

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Thesis Grants Available for Doctoral and Master’s Students

12 April 2019 to 15 May 2019

The PMI Thesis Research Program offers annual grants of up to US$25,000 to support doctoral and master’s thesis research in project management or a related discipline. Full-time and part-time doctoral and master’s students at accredited colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

The 2020 call for proposals is now open through 15 May 2019.

To learn more about the program, including eligibility criteria, submission guidelines, key dates, and more, visit https://www.pmi.org/learning/academic-research/sponsored.

Proposals can be submitted directly at https://pmi.submittable.com/submit.

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Governance and Innovation Webinar on 3 April: Register Today!

26 March 2019 to 3 April 2019

On 3 April at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, PMI Sponsored Researchers Michael Knapp, PhD, and Chris Stevens, PhD, will present an hour-long webinar on their research: “Governance of Innovation in Portfolios, Programs and Projects.”

This webinar, available at ProjectManagement.com, is open to everyone, including students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners. Viewers are eligible for 1 PDU. There is no cost for the webinar; viewers only need a free account on ProjectManagement.com. You can register here.

The webinar will look at the importance of governance in portfolios, programs and projects (3P) for organizational success, and whether and how governance can be designed to support and promote innovation. The escalating importance of project delivery in organizations, especially for innovation, highlights the need for better understanding of the relationship between governance, innovation, and success in 3P.

The researchers will outline the background, their research question, their methodology, and their main findings. They also identify the outputs of the research, designed for both academic and practitioner audiences. They emphasize implications for practice, providing guidance to industry for the development of governance approaches to best support innovation in 3P.

Register now!

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Submit Now for Project Management Sessions at AMCIS and BAM

3 September 2019

For 2019, both the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM) annual conferences will have a special focus on Project Management, and calls for papers are now open.

The BAM conference takes place 3-5 September 2019 at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. The Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Track at the conference will feature a special session on Project Management. To provide an opportunity for researchers from the UK and beyond to engage in a debate around all areas of project management, the track organizers invite full and/or developmental papers for a special session on project management. The aim is to create a vibrant project management community at BAM.

More details about the special session and submission information is available on the BAM website. The BAM submission deadline is 22 February.

The AMCIS annual meeting will be held 15-17 August in Cancun, Mexico. The conference will feature a Mini Track on Project Management Education. The purpose is to engage project management researchers, educators, and practitioners to exchange and discuss novel ideas on project management education. Submissions that address the current state of project management education, highlight emerging topics and trends in this area, provide suggestions for improved teaching and learning, and present interesting teaching cases are welcome. Other submissions related to project management education are also welcome. The deadline to submit papers to the Mini-Track on Project Management Education is 1 March. Contact mini track chair Maheshwar Boodraj at mboodraj1@gsu.edu for more information or to submit a paper. The best paper from this mini track will receive a US$1,000 award and complementary early-bird conference registration for one presenter from PMI.

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Apply Now for a PMI Sponsored Research Grant

25 April 2019

The PMI Sponsored Research Program awards grants of up to US$50,000 per project to support research whose themes and perspectives have direct application to theory and/or practice of project management. PMI invites proposals from individuals as well as multi-disciplinary teams both within and outside the field of project management.

The 2020 call for proposals is now open through 25 April 2019.

We encourage proposals on research involving multi-disciplinary teams of investigators or teams consisting of academics and practitioners who bring new ways of thinking and related bodies of literature to the field.

To learn more about the program, including eligibility criteria, submission guidelines, key dates, and more, visit https://www.pmi.org/learning/academic-research/sponsored. You will also find published research from past PMI Sponsored Research Program-funded projects.

Proposals can be submitted directly at https://pmi.submittable.com/submit.

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PMI Awards Four Sponsored Research Grants for 2019

10 December 2018

Each year, PMI awards grants of up to US$50,000 per project to support research with themes and perspectives that have direct application to the theory and/or practice of project management.

For 2019, PMI has awarded four Sponsored Research Grants:

  1. Project Title: Knowing when to embrace ambiguity and when to fear it: developing the ability to manage uncertainty in project managers
    Investigators: Anna Wiewiora (principal investigator) and Peter O’Connor
    Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  2. Project Title: Harnessing Social Capital with Community Stakeholders in Infrastructure Projects
    Investigators: Suresh Cuganesan (principal investigator), Kenneth Chung, and Pernille Eskerod
    Affiliation: The University of Sydney, Australia
  3. Project Title: Project Organizing for Tackling Grand Challenges in Emergent Markets
    Investigator: Nuno Gil (principal investigator)
    Affiliation: Manchester Business School, United Kingdom
  4. Project Title: P3M Implementation Framework for Grand Challenges Policies: The Case of Climate Change Mitigation Infrastructure
    Investigators: Vedran Zerjav (principal investigator), Efrosyni Konstantinou, Kate Gasparro
    Affiliation: University College London, United Kingdom

Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients! The next Sponsored Research Program grant funding cycle opens 1 February 2019 for funding in 2020. To learn more about the PMI Sponsored Research Program, visit pmi.org/SponsoredResearch.

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