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SPECIAL EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON THE NINE SCHOOLS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT


LILLE, AUGUST 18-22, 2008
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PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Prof. Rodney Turner, Lille School of Management
E-mail: rodneyturner@europrojex.co.uk; jr.turner@esc-lille.fr

FACULTY

Prof. Christophe N. Bredillet, Lille School of Management
Prof. Rodney Turner, Lille School of Management
Dr Phillipe Ruiz, Lille School of Management
Prof. Ralf Müller, Umea University
Dr Martina Huemann, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Dr Frank T Anbari, George Washington University
Prof. Lynn Crawford, Bond University, Brisbane

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The seminar has two aims:

1. To provide a forum for doctoral students in project management from Europe and around the world, where they can share experiences in studying project management, exchanging information on:

– research and theoretical paradigms appropriate for project management
– research methodologies appropriate for research in project management
– literature on project management to inform their studies

2. To introduce doctoral students in project management to the nine schools of thought, and to explore with them different paradigms appropriate to each school, and to work with them to develop an overarching theory of project management within which they can place their studies.

Modern project management had its genesis as an off-shoot of Operations Research and Operations Management in the late 1940s. In the early days the focus was on using optimization algorithms such as critical path analysis, the earned value method, and Monte Carlo analysis to optimize the time and cost required to deliver the project’s objectives. Over the subsequent 60 years several other schools of thought have developed, and nine are now identifiable:

  • the optimization school
  • the modelling school
  • the success school 
  • the governance school
  • the process school
  • the decision school
  • the behaviour school
  • the marketing school
  • the contingency school

It is recognized that the theoretical basis of project management is evolving, and this is an encumbrance to research in project management. With a weak theoretical basis, research paradigms are weak, and that is a threat to the research methodologies that follow. Our aim is to explore the nine schools as a basis for a theoretical basis to project management, to explore the research paradigms that potentially underpin each school, and the methodological approaches that follow.

PROGRAMME

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PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the LILLE School of Management, Lille, France.
The programme will start on August 18, 2008 and is scheduled to end August 22, 2008

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1500 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lodging and full board.
Cancellations made before July 30, 2008 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 700 € each. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should apply to Nadine Sauzé at eden-PM@esc-lille.fr no later than June 20, 2008. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

• the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
• a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
• a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

For more information, please contact:

ECS Lille
Ms. Nadine Sauzé
e-mail: eden-PM@esc-lille.fr
telephone: +33-3-20 21 59 72
fax: +33-3-20 21 59 74

EIASM
Ms. Nina Payen

EDEN Manager, EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: 32 2 2266661 - Fax: 32 2 5121929
Email: nina@eiasm.be