Project Organising

Project Organising


Main supporters:

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Association for Project Management (APM) 

Scope and purpose

The Project Organising SIG aims to promote state of the art thinking, creation of knowledge and facilitation of debate on all aspects related to project organising. We intend to enhance the scholarly and managerial understanding of projects, programmes, megaprojects as well as project-based organisations by providing a platform for dialogue, collaboration and networking. Our ambition is to build an open global and divers community of researchers interested in the organisation of projects across all sectors and disciplines. By doing so we will be able to move our discipline forward and attract contributions from new and established scholars.


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 behaviour 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 four leading Project Management journals. 

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Paper and Reviewer Awards

The PMI Paper Awards honor the best paper and the best student paper of the Project Organising Track. These prizes are sponsored by the Project Management Institute. 

PMI Best Paper Award EURAM 2023

Crossovers and connections between innovation management and project management: A systematic literature review and future directions for research by Vanessa Magalhães, Kathryn Cormmican, and Aldora Gabriela Gomes Fernandes

PMI Best Student Paper Award EURAM 2023

Project stakeholder classification: Application of unsupervised machine learning, benefits, and limitations by Constanta Mariani, Yuriya Navrotska, and Mauro Mancini

Furthermore, the APM PO SIG Best Reviewer Award EURAM 2023 was given to:

Ermal Hetemi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

In addition, Emerald Group Publishing sponsored in 2023 a Best Paper Award in Multilevel Perspectives on Major and Megaprojects Track

Relational contracting in Nordic construction - A comparative longitudinal account of institutional field developments by Anna Kadefors, Kirsi Aaltonen, Stefan Christoffer Gottlieb, Ole Jonny Klakegg, Pertti Ladenperä, Nils Olsson and Christian Thuesen

and a Best Student Paper Award in Multilevel Perspectives on Major and Megaprojects Track

A clash of clans: Empirical evidence of conflicting institutional logics and their impact on mega project collaboration by Anna af Hallström

Finally, we would like to mention two outstanding achievements by members of our community on the conference level:

EURAM Most Inspirational Paper 2024 was awarded to Marzena Baker for her paper entitled How effective is implementation of gender-based equality and diversity practices in project-based organisations?

EURAM Best Paper Award 2024 was awarded to our Past Chair Alexander Kock for his paper entitled The spark that ignites the whole: A case study on aggregation processes of individual ambidexterity within entrepreneurial teams in the creative industries with his co-authors Florian Koch and Elmar Konrad (paper presented in the Entrepreneurship SIG). 

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.



SIG roles

SIG board for 2023/24

Per Svejvig, Aarhus University, Denmark (Chair and Treasurer),
Christine Unterhitzenberger, University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Chair-Elect),
Maude Brunet, HEC Montréal, Canada (Programme Chair),
Luca Sabini, Leeds University, United Kingdom (General Track Chair),

Professional Development Support Officers 2023/24
Alfons van Marrewijk, VU Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tristano Sainati, BI Norwegian Oslo, Norway

Past Chairs, but still active
Tuomas Alhoa, Tampere University, Finland
Alexander Kock, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Martina Huemann, WU Vienna, Austria

Graham Winch, Manchester Business School, UK
Miia Martinsuo, University of Turku, 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

Past members of SIG board, but still active
Monique Aubry, ESG UQAM Montréal, Canada
Pernille Eskerod, Webster Vienna Private University, Austria

SIG contact 2023/24: Per Svejvig,

Follow the PO SIG on social media

Twitter @euramPO 

LinkedIn EURAM Project Organising SIG