Project Organising

Project Organising


Main supporters:

International Project Management Association

Project Management Institute (PMI)


Scope and purpose
Project and program management is a growing area of research interest as organizations switch to project-based forms of working. There is growing concern for the performance of projects as they grow in scale and complexity. This SIG is focused on projects and programs defined as temporary organizations with a goal and pre-determined life-cycle. The Project Organizing SIG is concerned with project-based organizations: firms or public sector agencies organized to promote and/or deliver projects.

We promote the creation and diffusion of knowledge in relation to project organizing. Our ambition is to develop a global project organizing research community leaning on management and organization disciplines like strategy, entrepreneurship, organization theory, organizational behavior and institutional theory, but also open to contributions from other disciplines. We therefore aim to stimulate discussion about a variety of topics related to the organization of projects and programs across all sectors.

Publication possibilities

The Project Organising Track has a close cooperation with the three leading Project Management journals. Click on the cover to learn more about the journal.

ijpm30 5   pmj  



Paper and Reviewer Awards

The IPMA PMI Paper Prizes honour the best paper and the best student paper of the Project Organising Track. These prizes are sponsored by the International Project Management Association and the Project Management Institute. 

IPMA PMI Best Paper Prize EURAM 2019
Alfons Van Marrewijk and Nick Dessing
Negotiated reciprocity in engaged scholarship studies: safeguarding academic and project intentions

IPMA PMI Best Student Paper Prize EURAM 2019:
Carsten Kaufmann and Alexander Kock
Does Project Management Matter? The Causal Impact of Project Management Effort on Project Success

In addition, Emerald Group Publishing sponsored in 2019 a Best Paper Award in The Bounded Rationality of Majors Projects Track. 
Neil Foreman, David John Lowe and Graham M. Winch
The Aetiology of Project Escalation

Furthermore, a EURAM 2019 PO SIG Best Reviewer Award was given to:
Juliano Denicol, The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL

Congratulations to all recipients of these awards. All members of the Project Organising SIG wish to express their sincere thanks to our sponsors who, year after year, continue to encourage excellence in the research on the management of projects.

Click on the logos for further information:  

ipma logo                      PMI logo 


SIG roles

SIG board for 2020:
Alexander Kock, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany (Chair),  
Monique Aubry, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada (Chair Elect, Treasurer),  
Tuomas Ahola, Tampere University, Finland (Programme Chair),  
Per Svejvig, Aarhus University, Denmark (General Track Chair),  
Martina Huemann, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria (Past Chair, Liasion with IPMA and PMI),  
Miia Martinsuo, Tampere University, Finland (Professional Development Support Officer),   
Christine Unterhitzenberger, Lancaster University, United Kingdom (Communication Officer), 

Past Chairs, but still active:
Graham Winch, Manchester Business School, UK.
Miia Martinsuo, Tampere University, Finland
Hans Georg Gemünden, Berlin University of Technology, Germany 
Rodney Turner, SKEMA Business School, France
Christophe Midler, École Polytechnique, France
Brian Hobbs, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada

SIG contact 2020: Alexander Kock