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Project Management Research Group

The research unit is set to make a positive impact on businesses, economy and social environments, with the aim of  attracting talented researchers, reinforcing collaboration between industry and academia, and developing sustainable alternative solutions in order to improve project performance.

Through highly skilled and experienced staff closely linked to industry and professional bodies, the group is working on cutting-edge research on a national and international level to meet the challenges project management is facing in the 21st century.       

The research unit is investigating the management of projects, programmes, services portfolios and people within the field of organisational project management. It also examines the management of technology, knowledge and business processes, by undertaking studies to evaluate the impact of information systems on people and society.

Current project titles

  • Organisational Project Management
  • Project Governance
  • Project Sustainability
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • IT
  • integration in Mergers and Acquisitions

Potential areas of supervision (PhD programme / DBA programme)

Those include topics on Our Expertise list and the following:

  • Project and Programme Management
  • Megaproject Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Sustainable Development
  • Project Decision Making
  • Critical Success Factors in Projects
  • IT Strategy and Transformation
  • Business and IT Alignment

Recent work

Dr Francesco Di Maddaloni

  • Di Maddaloni, F., Davis, K. (2018).  Project Manager's perception of the local communities' stakeholder in megaprojects. An empirical investigation in the UK. International Journal of Project Management 36, 542-565.

  • Di Maddaloni, F., Davis, K. (2017). The influence of local community stakeholders in megaprojects: rethinking their inclusiveness to improve project performance. International Journal of Project Management 35 (8), 1537-1556

  • Di Maddaloni, F. (2018). A New Methodological Approach for Sustainable Major Transportation Infrastructure: Coping with the Uncertainty of Strategic Investment Projects and Fostering their Social Benefits. European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual International Conference. Reykjavik, 22 June 2018. 

  • Di Maddaloni, F. (2015) Stakeholder Management: Rethinking the Role of Local Communities in Megaprojects. A Review and Synthesis of the Literature, Conference Proceedings of Future of Places Conference, Stockholm, 29 June 2015.

Kate Davis

  • Davis, K. (2018). Reconciling Views of Project Success: A Multiple Stakeholder Model. Project Management Journal, ISSN (print) 8756-9728.
  • Di Maddaloni, F., Davis, K. (2018). Project Manager's perception of the local communities' stakeholder in megaprojects. An empirical investigation in the UK. International Journal of Project Management 36, 542-565.
  • Di Maddaloni, F., Davis, K. (2017). The influence of local community stakeholders in megaprojects: rethinking their inclusiveness to improve project performance. International Journal of Project Management 35 (8), 1537-1556.
  • Davis, K. (2017). An Empirical Investigation Into Different Stakeholder Groups Perception of Project Success. International Journal of Project Management, 35(4), pp. 604-617. ISSN (print) 0263-7863.
  • Davis, K. (2016). A Method to Measure Success Dimensions Relating to Individual Stakeholder Groups. International Journal of Project Management, 34(3), pp. 480-493. ISSN (print) 0263-7863.
  • Davis, K. (2014). Different Stakeholder Groups and Their Perceptions of Project Success. International Journal of Project Management, 32(2), pp. 189-201. ISSN (print) 0263-7863.
  • Davis, K. [Compiler] (2014) Project Management. 2nd ed. Harlow, U.K. : Pearson Education Limited. 631p. ISBN 9781783992843

Dr Serhiy Kovela

  • Kovela, S. and Skok, W. (2015). Mergers and acquisitions in banking: a framework for effective IT integration. International Journal of Business and Management, 10(3), pp. 279-294. ISSN (print) 1833-3850
  • Kovela, S. and Skok, W. (2012). Mergers and acquisitions in banking: understanding the IT integration perspective. International Journal of Business and Management, 7(18), pp. 69-81. ISSN (print) 1833-3850

Liz Machtynger

  • Stone M, Machtynger L & Machtynger J. (2015). Managing customer insight creatively through storytelling, Journal of Direct, Data and Digital Marketing, 17 2 77-83.
  • Stone M, Machtynger E and Hickley M. (2015). The dark side: companies vs. customers, in Nguyen B, Simkin L & Canhoto A I, The Dark Side of CRM, Routledge.
  • Machtynger, L. (2002). Incorporating customer management into your KM strategy", Knowledge Management Review, Vol 5, Issue 3.
  • Stone M, Foss B & Machtynger L. (1997). The UK consumer direct insurance industry: a role model for relationship marketing?. Long Range Planning 30 (3), 353-363

 

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