2014 IPMA Research Award Winners announced in China



Reported by Kasia Pachuta

5 December 2014 – Krakow, Poland and Tianjin, China – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced the winners of their 2014 Research Awards at the 2nd IPMA Research Conference held in Tianjin, China. The IPMA Research Conference was held at the Business School of Nankai University in Tianjin during 1-2 December 2014.

The IPMA Research Awards were presented in 3 categories:

The IPMA Young Researcher Award which honors young researchers, for research which led to a PhD or early career research projects. The candidates to this award are below age 35 or they can prove that they are less than 10 years involved in research.

The IPMA Research Award honors established project management researchers for a particular research project accomplished. The application of interdisciplinary projects is encouraged.

A special IPMA Research Achievement Award that honors an exceptional project management researcher for his or her career achievements in research and contributions to project management practice. This award is per nomination only and decided by the IPMA Research Management Board based on the achievements of selected candidates over many years.

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Photo: IPMA Research Conference hosts, Chair, winners and IPMA and apfpm (Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management) officials in Tianjin

Candidates for the IPMA Young Researcher Award and for the IPMA Research Award submit application forms. Applications need to cover all evaluation criteria that are:

– Research results achieved

– Originality and innovation

– Theoretical foundation

– Transparency and professionalism of research process

– Practical relevance

– Management as research project

The assessment process has two rounds. Winners are selected by Jury panel which consists of 9 jurors and its work is led by the Director of IPMA Research Award.

IPMA proudly announced Winners of the IPMA Research Awards 2014!

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IPMA Young Researcher Award Winner 2014 is: Dr. Ning Yan, for his research Project: Boosting public construction project outcomes through relational transactions


Photo, from left: Dr. Ning Yan and Dr. Beverly Pasian (Director of IPMA Research Award 2014)


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The IPMA Research Award 2014 went to the research team: Dr. Janice Thomas, Dr. Stella George and Dr. Svetlana Cicmil, for their research project: Studying project management implementation as management innovation


Photo at right: Dr. Janice Thomas on left, Dr. Beverly Pasian


Jury of the IPMA Research Award 2014 also honored Univ. Prof. Dr. Roland Gareis with the IPMA Research Achievement Award. Professor Gareis could not attend the Research Conference but sent a video message to the participants. (See PMWJ article about Dr. Gareis’ award here.)

Congratulations to all Winners for their great research work, which contributes to the scholarship of project management and furthers its practice!

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. The president of IPMA for 2015-16 is Mr. Reinhard Wagner. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.ch/.

Press Release Contact: Stacy Goff at [email protected].

Source: IPMA