Dr Ofer Zwikael wins IPMA 2016 Research Award



Australian National University professor recognized at IPMA 2016 Research Conference in Iceland

20 September 2016 – Zurich, Switzerland and Reykjavik, Iceland – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that Dr Ofer Zwikael from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, has received the IPMA Research Award 2016 for his research Project Benefit Management.

160920-pmwj51-ipma-ofer-photoHis research provides frameworks, processes, models, and tools to enhance the realization of benefits at project completion, contributing to project management areas such as business case development, project investment decision-making, project governance, stakeholder management and performance measurement. This research supports the realization of strategic project goals, ensures that the project management discipline is meaningful for business and takes project managers up to the executive table. This research positions project managers and the project management discipline at a central and strategic place in organizations.  Read more at http://www.ipma.world/awards/research-awards-2/ipma-research-award-winners/

Dr Ofer Zwikael is an Associate Professor in the ANU College of Business and Economics. His research focuses on project selection, management and evaluation. He is the author of three books and more than 100 scholarly peer-reviewed papers published in leading outlets, such as the Journal of Operations Management (FT45), Journal of Management in Engineering and the British Journal of Management. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Project Management.

Dr Zwikael’s research excellence has been recognised in several ways. In addition to this year’s IPMA research award, he has been awarded multiple best paper awards by the Academy of Management and the British Academy of Management. For the impact of his research, Ofer Zwikael received the 2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence award.

Dr Zwikael’s teaching excellence has also garnered recognition. In 2014 he was awarded by the ANU Vice Chancellor Commendation for outstanding contribution to student learning. In 2013 he was recognised by the ANU College of Business and Economics for Program that Enhances Learning Award. Previously he has received awards for top PhD supervisors and Best lecturer.

Dr Zwikael is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holder and has served on the Executive Boards of three Project Management Institute (PMI) international chapters. He has lead, trained, mentored and consulted projects and program groups in dozens of organisations, including Motorola, Nestle, Teva (Israel), PINZ (New Zealand) and Nationwide Bank (UK). His biography and list of publications can be found at https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/zwikael-oy.

IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers, established researchers, and teams. The IPMA Research Award Management Board also recommends outstanding researchers of international repute for the IPMA life-time achievement award. The goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within the research community. To learn more, go to http://www.ipma.world/awards/research-awards-2/.

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. For more information about IPMA, visit www.ipma.ch.

Source: International Project Management Association