Student paper award winners from happy projects´13 announced


Reported by Pia Weinzettl and Tamara Wehrstein in Vienna 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP, Vienna University of Economics and Business and ROLAND GAREIS CONSULTING organize annually the international student paper award, to give young researchers an opportunity to present their results at the international happy projects`13  conference held in Vienna. (www.happyprojects.at).  As the conference was on “Sustainable Management – Re-thinking Project, Process, & Change Management” the participants were encouraged to hand in papers on these topics.

Winners of the international student paper award´13

Papers from different universities were handed in for evaluation by a top international jury this year. We are proud to announce following nominees as the winners of the international student paper award:

  • The 1st prize PhD level went to Jessica Siva, RMIT University, Australia, for her paper “Re-thinking megaproject governance through a cultural political economic perspective: using governmentality theory to critique client decision-making”
  • The 1st prize master level went to Roeland Derichs & Bob Valk, University of Greenwich, UK/ University of Applied Science, Netherlands, for their paper “Sustainability in Project Management. Case Study Philips GrownDownTown”
  • The 2nd prize went to Ivonne Lange, WU, Vienna, for her paper “Consideration of sustainable development principles in process management”
  • The 3rd prize went to Bianca van Es & Marjolein Jonker, University of Greenwich, UK, for their paper “Sustainability in Project Management: A case study at Landstede MBO, school of vocational learning”

Photo: Prof. Rodney Turner and Roeland Derichs & Bob Valk (1st prize master level)



Photo Prof. Rodney Turner and Ivonne Lange (2nd prize)



Photo: Roeland Derichs, Bob Valk and Ivonne Lange

Winning Student papers published in PM World Journal!

The winning student papers are being published in the PM World Journal, as follows: The paper from Bianca van Es & Marjolein Jonker was published in the May 2013 PMWJ at https://pmworldjournal.net/article/sustainability-in-project-management-a-case-study-at-landstede-mbo-zwolle/.

The winning paper from Ivonne Lange was published in the June 2013 PMWJ at https://pmworldjournal.net/article/consideration-of-sustainable-development-principles-in-process-management/.

The winning paper (master level) from Roeland Derichs & Bob Valk will be published in the July 2013 PMWJ, and the first place paper (PhD level) by Jessica Siva will be published in August 2013 at www.pmworldjournal.net.

Finally a big thank you to the jury!

The jury for the international student paper award’13 consisted of Prof. Constanta Bodea, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania, Prof. Laurence Lecoeuvre, SKEMA Business School, France, Prof. Lynn Crawford, Bond University, Australia, Prof. Pernille Eskerod, University of Southern Denmark, Prof. Gilbert Silvius, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, Prof. Rodney Turner, SKEMA Business School, France and Assistant Prof. Dr. Martina Huemann, WU Vienna, Austria.

The call for the student paper awards’ 14 will be out soon at (www.happyprojects.at)

Established in 1898, the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) is one of Austria’s main universities with 25,000 students and more than 1,000 full-time and adjunct faculty and staff. The University’s close cooperation with the business world affords it an especially practical relevance, which is one of the reasons why it has been ranked among Europe’s Top 50 Business Schools. WU Wien has over 180 partner universities throughout the world and acknowledged expertise in a number of fields, including that of East-West business. Additional information can be found at http://www.wu.ac.at/start/en.

The PROJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP (PMG) is an organizational unit at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU-Wien). It was established in 1994. The PMG is a leader in the development of the fields of project and program management, process management, the management of project-oriented organizations and project-oriented societies. The academic program offered by the PMG has contributed to the widespread acceptance of the job profile “Project Manager”, as well as to the further development of Austria as a project-oriented society. The PMG has established and facilitates PMuni, an international network of universities to enhance project and process management. Additional information about PMG can be found at http://www.wu.ac.at/pmg.