Designs, Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management



New Book for researchers edited by Beverly Pasian published by Gower

5 May 2014 – London, UK – Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of a new book for students, researchers and others involved in project management research: Designs, Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management. The book is edited by Beverly Pasian at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands.

150505-pmwj35-Pasian-BOOKAccording to Gower, project management as a discipline has experienced near-exponential growth in its application across the business and not-for-profit sectors. This original, authoritative guide provides both practitioner and student researchers with a complete guide to research practice on project management.

In Designs, Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management, Beverly Pasian has brought together original chapters authored by a veritable who’s who of project management research including Harvey Maylor, Christophe Bredillet, Derek Walker, Miles Shepherd, Janice Thomas, Naomi Brookes and Darren Dalcher.

The collection looks at research strategy, management, methodology, techniques as well as emerging topics such as social network analysis. The 38 chapters offer an international perspective with examples from a wide range of project management applications; engineering, construction, mega-projects, high-risk environments and social transformation. Each chapter includes tips and exercises for the research student, as well as a complete set of further references.

Beverly Pasian is an active educator, researcher and association leader in the project management community – taking seriously the trio of roles she considers essential to a meaningful career in the academy. Beyond this book, various international research projects and publications and IPMA leadership roles, as Chair of the Dutch National Research Group, her priority is to bring the community’s attention to the human factors of project management through the creation of an international research center in the Netherlands.

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This book will also feature on GpmFirst, Gower’s new PM library, resource and community of practice. GpmFirst – http://www.gpmfirst.com/

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide. Gower’s project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

Editor’s note: Readers of the PM World Journal receive discounted pricing from Gower. For more, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/?page_id=2212 or contact [email protected].