Prof Roland Gareis wins IPMA Research Achievement Award



2014 research award winners announced at IPMA Research Conference in China

3 December 2014 – Zurich, Switzerland and Tianjin, China – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that Prof Roland Gareis has been awarded the IPMA Research Achievement Award for 2014. The announcement was made on 2 December 2014 during the IPMA Research Conference in Tianjin, China.

According to the IPMA research award criteria: “The Research Achievement Award is presented annually to a researcher who has made a major contribution to the field of project management during his/her professional working life.  This award acknowledges the scope, quality and impact of these contributions that have been made over an extended period, and honors an individual’s commitment to excellence.”

141203-pmwj29-Gareis-PHOTOOn accepting the award, Prof Gareis stated: “As manager, consultant and professor I have the opportunity to observe applied management practices, to identify needs of organizations, to generate research hypotheses, and to develop solutions for business needs. Based on reflections and interpretations of concrete case studies, I communicate research results in publications, events and seminars. The cyclic working approach from practice to research and back to practice allows us to achieve practice-oriented research results.”

Univ. Prof. Dkfm. Dr. Roland Gareis consults for national and international companies on the topics of process, project, and change management as well as business analysis. He has developed the management method “Management by Projects” and is author of different publications, such as the books “Happy Projects!” and “Processes & Projects”.

He was a Visiting Professor at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He was the Chairman of the Austrian Project Management Association (pma) and organized the IPMA world congress on „Management by Projects“ in 1990. He is the former research director of the IPMA. Roland Gareis was university Professor and director of the „Professional MBA in Project & Process Management“, and head of the PROJEKTMANAGEMENT GROUP at WU, the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria until 2013.

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 http://www.ipma.ch/.