PMI Opens 2014 Research and Education Conference Call for Submissions


26 August 2013 – Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced its call for submissions on topics related to the theory and practice of project, program or portfolio management (PPPM) for the 2014 PMI Research and Education Conference.

130826-pmwj14-call-for- IMAGEThe PMI Research and Education Conference is a biennial international project management research and education event that brings together scholars, senior practitioners and students of project management and allied disciplines. The conference provides an opportunity to present and discuss new project management research findings and teaching methods.

The 2014 PMI Research and Education Conference, scheduled for 27 – 29 July, 2014 in Portland, Oregon, USA, will be themed “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: In Search of Theory and Evidence”.  The theme reflects three key issues facing the field of project management research and education:

  • How research and education can “stand on the shoulders of giants”, enabling researchers and educators to see further and with greater insight because of the knowledge platform that is being built.
  • The role of theory and whether the field has moved on from the findings of Lauri Koskela and Greg Howell’s paper (presented at the 2002 PMI Research and Education Conference), asserting that there is no underlying theory of project management.
  • The continuing opportunities of evidence-based project management, as highlighted in Professor Denise Rousseau’s keynote address at the 2012 PMI Research and Education Conference.

Submissions may take the form of papers, symposia or posters. PMI also solicits papers and symposia on project management education, including new teaching cases in project management and project management curriculum development. Doctoral students are encouraged to submit proposals to participate in a pre-conference Doctoral Colloquium.

Submissions must be written in a formal tone containing original content, and will be subject to double-blind peer review by members of the project management research community. Selected proposals will be presented at the 2014 conference and published in the conference proceedings. Presenting authors will also receive a discount on conference registration fees. The best papers presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of Project Management Journal in late 2014. There will also be a prize for Best Student Paper. Deadline for submissions is 15 December, 2013.

To obtain detailed submission guidelines and event information, visit http://www.pmi.org/REC2014 or contact Jake Williams, PMI Research Coordinator, [email protected].

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 800,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, chapters, virtual communities, academic research, publications, events and public advocacy. For more information, visit www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute. 

Media contacts: Carey Leamard, PMI at [email protected] or Megan Maguire Kelly, PMI at [email protected]. 

Source: PMI