IPMA International Project Management Association

The IPMA Global Research Awards were handed out in Zagreb!

The IPMA has awarded prizes to research projects which contribute to the development of the project management field. The award-winning research work addresses the most important challenges faced by our discipline: sustainable development, mega-project management and effective leadership. For the last two days the Research Conference participants have had the opportunity to learn about the results of the winning research projects. The challenge now is to disseminate this knowledge and implement proposed solutions in accordance with IPMA’s mission to contribute to successful projects all over the world.
Before starting the official part of this ceremony, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all volunteers who generously helped to organised and realise this successful event. Thank you very much and let’s start the 2019 IPMA Global Research Award ceremony” – said Martin Sedlmayer, the IPMA VP Products and Services while welcoming the gathered audience of over 200 guests.

The stars of the Gala night were of course the Awards Winners. The IPMA Global Research Awards were presented to:

IPMA Global Research Award Category

  • IPMA Research Award Winner: Ralf Muller and his team Shankar Sankaran and Nathalie Drouin, for the Research Project Project Balanced Leadership in Projects. Read more about this Research Project HERE
  • IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution: Lynn Crawford and her team: Erica French and Beverley Lloyd-Walker, for the Research Project Exploring the Evolution of Project Based Careers. Read more about this Research Project HERE
  • IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution Yongkui Li and his team (Qinghua He; Yi Hu; Yun Le; Yilong Han; Yujie Lu and Yunbo Lu), for the Research Project Megaproject Management: Complexity, Governance and Organizational Behavior. Read more about this Research Project HERE

 

IPMA Global Young Researcher Award Category

  • IPMA Young Researcher Award Winner: Juliano Denicol for the Research Project Designing Client Organisations and Supply Chain Strategies to Deliver Megaprojects. Read more about this Research Project HERE
  • IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution: Luca Sabini for the Research Project Sustainability and Project Management. Read more about this Research Project HERE
  • IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution: Vahidreza Yousefi for the Research Project Project Portfolio Selection Using Risk and Return Optimization. Read more about this Research Project HERE

“We are very excited that there are a record number of applicants from 15 countries who entered the competition this year. Please let me tell you something about the competition. Awards applications are evaluated by a group of dedicated research judges based on the following criteria: research results achieved, originality, theoretical foundation, transparency, professionalism of research processes and methodologies, practical relevance, recognition and/or influential impact on further research on project management. Each application has been verified by at least 3 Judges and the final decision was made during a virtual Judges meeting. Being nominated as finalist means that you have been recognised by your peers. So congratulations to all of you.” – underlined Professor Ding Ronggui, IPMA Research Coordinator.

During the Gala there were also the Best Papers Awards handed out, for both OTMC and Research Conference.

They were:

The Best Papers Awards of Research Conference

  • Prof. Yvonne Schoper, „The Last Area of Freedom” Theories for Explaining the Lack of Trust in Major and Mega Projects
  • Na Yang, with QingYang and JialuYu, A Trust Model for Analyzing Team’s Relationshipin Product Development Project

The Best Papers Awards of OTMC Conference

  • Mauro Mancini, BIM Implementation in Public Infrastructure: CDE Design for Italian Airport Systems
  • Meliha Honic, Infrastructure: CDE Design for Italian Airport Systems
    Model and Data Management Issuesin Integrated Assessment of Existing Building Stocks

The 8th edition of IPMA Research Conference is going to be organised in Berlin, Germany. Read more about the forthcoming event on www.ipma.world/researchers/research-conference and see you in Berlin!