Call for Papers: Leading Diverse & Multi-Cultural Teams


PM World Journal invites articles and papers about leading diverse, multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-national project teams

25 June 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the PM World Journal related to leading multi-cultural teams.  Articles and papers are sought that discuss issues related to forming, leading and managing diverse project teams of professionals with diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities.

In today’s global economy, more organizations are undertaking programs and projects in new and multiple locations, and with a diverse mix of people with different backgrounds. The need for more cultural awareness, knowledge and intelligence is growing for project managers and team leaders everywhere. Cultural differences among team members can be based on gender, location, nationality, organizational experience, religion, politics and other factors. Leading such teams can be challenging. The challenges increase for virtual teams.

150625-pmw36-leading-PMWJ LOGOSome examples of works might include:

Featured Papers – new research results related to cultural intelligence, leadership, multi-national projects, multi-generational issues and other similar topic

Advisory Articles – how to avoid pitfalls, reduce conflicts or increase the probability of successful teamwork and outcomes

Personal Stories – description of how you or your organization formed and managed a multi-cultural team

Case studies – stories about multi-cultural or multi-national teams in any industry or environment

Commentaries – personal opinions on this issue; what do you really think?

Student Papers – papers developed for a graduate or undergraduate project management course or program

Second Editions – older works previously presented at conferences or previously published that address this topic

Questions or original works can be submitted to [email protected].

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “Cultural intelligence is becoming a critical skill for leading and managing projects. We’re seeing more in the literature on this topic; we would definitely like to publish more on the topic, and in a variety of formats. For example, some short advisory and commentary articles from experienced leaders would be great.”

“In many case, organizations or project managers are seriously dealing with multi-cultural teams and issues for the first time,” Pells adds. “I hope we can attract some quality articles and papers related to leading multi-cultural teams so more readers around the world can benefit. I think this is an area where knowledge sharing is really needed.”

Researchers, practitioners and experts are invited to submit an original article or paper for publication in the PM World Journal. Industry executives and managers are also invited to share their knowledge and experience. For author guidelines, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also operates the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To read the latest PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

Editor’s note: We do not publish topic-specific editions of the PM World Journal. Works received in response to this call for papers can be published at any time in the future, so please consider emailing an article or paper on this topic now or later to [email protected]