Prof Erling S. Andersen receives inaugural PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award in Paris



BI Norwegian Business School Professor and PMWJ advisor wins prestigious new research award from world’s largest project management professional organization

5 June 2016 – Paris, France – The Project Management Institute’s Academic Resources has established a new award to honor “an individual or group of individuals for excellence in the conduct of academic research and the adoption or adaptation of research into practice.”

160605-pmwj47-Andersen-PHOTOThe first recipient of the PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award is Professor Emeritus Erling S. Andersen, BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway  (pictured). Prof Andersen is also an International Academic Advisor for the PM World Journal. The award was presented to Professor Andersen at the EURAM (European Academy of Management) conference in Paris on 4 June 2016.

Before joining BI NBS he was Associate professor in economics at the University of Oslo and Dean of the NKI College of Computer Science and Professor of Information Science at the University of Bergen.  He has been a visiting professor to the University of Tokyo in Japan and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  Professor Andersen has published several books and articles on information technology, systems development, project management and management in general. His widely respected book “Goal Directed Project Management” has been translated into several languages.

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest not-for-profit professional association. Founded in 1969 and based in the United States, PMI delivers value to more than 3 million professionals working in nearly every country through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and matures the profession of project management through globally recognized standards, certifications, research, publications, courses and other resources. For more information, visit www.PMI.org