9th IPMA Research Conference
“Project Leadership and Society”

Date: 12-13 June 2021
Location: Jinan,
China (the capital city of Shandong Province)

Projects are changing society. COVID-19 is destroying numerous our accustomed society systems and operations while definitely bringing numerous our never experienced projects. Projects are connecting today to tomorrow, and project leadership is never taken as so important the role in creating valuable projects for moving our society forward in the VUCA era. Research on Project Leadership and Society study the interaction between projects, project leadership, project management on the one hand, and economic, social, political and organizational processes, on the other. All participants of the IPMA RC 2021 are expected to yield findings that have implications for policy or practice. We are especially interested in leadership in a project society that includes all types of projects, programs, project portfolios, project-oriented organizations, project networks, project industries. Interesting topics to study projects from a broader perspective include; vertical leadership, shared leadership, change, projectification, resilience, sustainable development, responsibility, stakeholder engagement, novel perceptions on value creation and project success. The IPMA RC 2021 welcomes work from scholars worldwide.

IPMA is a Federation of 73 Member Associations (MAs) all around the world. The MAs organize their own research and exchange activities to meet the needs of members in their respective context. However, the value of being a member of IPMA has always been to engage with peers in other countries and exchange ideas on how to advance the discipline and learning from each other. This conference intends to continue the tradition and enable intensive dialogues across all borders.

About the meeting
The International Project Management Association (IPMA) together with Project Management Research Committee (PMRC), China, MA of IPMA and Management School of Shandong University (www.sdu.edu.cn).
Supported by:
» The Advisory Committee of Engineering Management, Ministry of Education A group of leading universities in PM in China as co-hosts, such as Hohai University, Shanghai Jiaotong, Tongji University, Tsinghua University etc. 160+ universities with PM-related degrees
» top/high ranking PM academic journals
» global influential companies
» the IPMA PE Awards winners in China

9th IPMA Research Conference
“Project Leadership and Society”

Date: 12 – 13 June 2021
Location: Jinan, China The capital city of Shandong Province

There are 72 springs highly acclaimed over thousands of years, and some 700 wells even found within the city limits. Hence the nickname ‘the City of Springs’.
1.5 hours by high-speed train or 50 minutes by flight from Beijing


You can download 9th IPMA Research Conference invitation in pdf HERE