11th IPMA Research Conference “Research Resonating with Project Practice

Date: 22-23 April 2023, Nanjing, China

We are in an era of rapid change. Project management practices face a new set of challenges. Driven by big data and other digital technologies, the post-pandemic era and increasing global economic uncertainty, the project management environment has changed significantly, and the transformation of project management organisations and processes faces enormous opportunities and challenges.

Innovation is the primary force guiding development. Under the new environment, new management issues, new application scenarios, and new methods and tools are constantly emerging in project management practice. This provides a rich source for academic research oriented to management practice’s needs and offers opportunities to co-create value for the enterprise’s management practice.

Therefore, we urgently need to build a more open and inclusive project management innovation ecology so that the project management practice community and academic community can better interact and communicate and jointly explore the concerned hot spots, pain points and solutions in project management practice. At the same time, academia also needs to expand the boundaries of project management research to better cope with the challenges faced by project management practice. Conducting academic research oriented to the actual needs and critical issues of project management practice can better promote the development of academic research on project management and empower enterprises’ management practices.


Important dates:

  • Deadline for paper submission (extended): February 6th, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance (extended): February 28th, 2023
  • Registration deadline for authors: March 31st, 2023


We only accept original papers that have not been published elsewhere.


1. Project Supply Chain

  • Complexity and uncertainty in the global project supply chain
  • Sustainability and resilience in the global project supply chain
  • Project supply chain risk management in the post-COVID-19
  • Green project Supply Chain
  • Complex and global product development projects
  • Global project purchase and supplier management
  • Project innovation ecosystems
  • Value chain in complex projects

2. Digital Driven Project Management

  • Digital-driven innovation and digital capabilities in project management
  • Digital transformation and project management
  • The function of PMO in digital transformation
  • R&D efficiency improvement in a digital environment
  • Self-organization design in digital transformation
  • Big data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and their impact on project society

3. Agile Project Organisation and Governance

  • Organization and team efficiency improvement in agile projects
  • Design of projects, programmes, and portfolios in the digital environment
  • Interorganizational project networks
  • Trust and governance in megaprojects
  • Corporate social responsibility and project management
  • Organizational learning and knowledge transfer in projects

4. Strategic Project and Value delivery

  • Strategy delivery and project management
  • Projects, programmes, and portfolios management oriented to strategic delivery
  • Co-creation of value in projects
  • Agile project development project oriented to value delivery

5. Project Management Competence and Leadership

  • Soft skills for project managers’ competencies
  • Team competence and group effectiveness in a digital environment
  • Project management and people development
  • Agile leadership and servant leadership

6. Other, related to Research resonating with project practices        


The papers can be submitted through the conference submission tool HERE

The paper template to prepare Your submission can be downloaded HERE

The PowerPoint template for your presentation can be downloaded HERE

You can download the Call for Papers here: call_for_papers_11_RC


To receive more info – contact us directly via RC2023@ipma.world