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 2018:
Lynn Crawford, Erica French, Beverley Lloyd-Walker:
Crafting Work for a Projectified Future.

IPMA PMI Best Student Paper Prize EURAM 2018:
Roya Derakhshanalavijeh, Rodney Turner, Victor Gemz Frias
How Local Community Perceives Project Organization's Activities - A Step towards Psychological Aspects of Stakeholder Management.

In addition, Emerald Group Publishing sponsored in 2017 a Best-paper Award for the special Topic: Managing Major and Mega Projects: Opening up for new Research Eras. Winner was:
Alfons van Marreijk, Leentje Volker, Thijs Willems, Lizet Kuitert, Mareen Hermans
When Project Autonomy Turns into Isolation. Understanding the Influence of Project Isolation on Project-based Learning.

Furthermore, a EURAM 2018 PO SIG Best Reviewer Award was given to:
Maxim Miterev (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden).

Click on the logos for further information:  

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SIG roles

SIG board for 2019:
Martina Huemann, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria (Chair)
Alexander Kock, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany (Chair Elect and Communication Officer)
Monique Aubry, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada (Programme Chair, Treasurer)
Toumas Ahola, Tampere University of Technology, Finland (General Track Chair, responsible for reviews)
Miia Martinsuo, Tampere University of Technology, Finland (Professional Development Support Officer)

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. 
Brian Hobbs, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada.


SIG contact 2019: Alexander Kock This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.