"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants": In Search of Theory and Evidence
The theme of the forthcoming Research and Education Conference reflects three key issues facing the field of project management research and education. The first concerns how research and education can “stand on the shoulders of giants” – enabling us to see further and with greater insight because of the knowledge platform that is being built. The second is 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. Finally, the opportunity of evidence-based project management was highlighted at the 2012 Research and Education Conference in Professor Denise Rousseau’s (2012) keynote address. How will the field respond to this call? We invite you to join the conversation around these key issues at the 2014 Research and Education Conference.
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Types of Submissions
We solicit submissions on any topic related to the theory and practice of project, program, or portfolio management (PPPM). Papers must be written in a formal tone containing original content. Papers will be subject to double-blind peer review by members of the project management research community.
Submissions may take the form of paper, symposia, or posters. While we expect that most submissions will fall into one of these categories, innovative formats/ways of expressing insights will be considered. Doctoral students are encourage to submit to the pre-conference Doctor Colloquium.
For further information or questions regarding the submission process please email RECinfo@pmi.org.
Koskela L and Howell G (2002). The Underlying Theory of Project Management is Obsolete. Paper presented at the 2002 PMI Research and Education Conference, Seattle, Washington.
Martin G. (2013). The Meaning and Origin of the Expression: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. Retrieved 17 July 2013 from http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/268025.html
Rousseau D (2012). Becoming an Evidence-Based Project Manager. Keynote address presented at the
2012 PMI Research and Education Conference, Limerick, Ireland.