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.

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Paper Prizes

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. 

In addition, Emerald Group Publishing will in 2017 sponsor a Best-paper Award for the special Topic: Managing Major and Mega Projects: Opening up for new Research Eras.

Click on the logos for further information:  

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EURAM 2017 Highlights 

Project Organising SIG Kick off takes place Wednesday 10.50-12.20. It features an interactive session "Trends and Future of the Project Management Field" with editors of the main Project Management journals. This year also the Journal of Management in Engineering (represented by Editor-in-Chief Young Hoon Kwak) is included in the session.

On Thursday 10.50-12.20 a SIG PO and SIG Innovation Roundtable “Project Management meets Innovation” is a new initiative to enhance synergies between project management and innovation research. Professor Anne Huff, Dublin City University, Ireland, will participate as invited speaker. A PMI EURAM Research Grant 2018 sponsored by Project Management Institute will be introduced.

Together with the Strategic Management SIG we run the Symposium: "Selecting Project Delivery Models" on Thursday 14.00-15.30.

Project Organising Plenary with Award Ceremony and as a new interactive session: "The Future of Project Management" is held Thursday 16.00-17.30.

PMI sponsored Project Organising SIG Reception will be run on Thursday evening, 19.00.

The next conference, EURAM 2018 will take place in Reykjavik, 20-23 June 2018


SIG roles

SIG board for 2017:
Brian Hobbs, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada. (Chair)
Martina Huemann, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. (Chair Elect)
Pernille Eskerod, Webster Vienna Private University, Austria. (Programme Chair and Communication Officer)
Alexander Kock, Technische Universität Darmstadt,  Germany. (Track Chair, responsible for reviews)

Graham Winch, Manchester Business School, UK.

Social Media Managers:
Maria Aguilar-Fernandez, University of the Basque Country, Spain.
Leticia Fuentes-Ardeo, University of the Basque Country, Spain.

Past Chairs, but still active:
Graham Winch, Manchester Business School, UK.
Miia Martinsuo, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

Hans Georg Gemünden, Berlin University of Technology, Germany.
Rodney Turner, SKEMA Business School, France.
Christophe Midler, École Polytechnique, France.

SIG contact 2017: Pernille Eskerod, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.