9th IPMA Research Conference
“Project Leadership and Society”

Date: 12-13 June 2021


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 contexts. 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 learn from each other. This conference intends to continue the tradition and enable intensive dialogues across all borders.

This year’s conference is supported by ELSEVIER – a publisher of  The International Journal of Project Management.
The International Journal of Project Management
is the leading journal for the field of project management and organization studies. Its mission is to publish leading-edge innovative research that significantly advances the field of project management and organizing. Published eight times a year it presents new knowledge on areas such as managing projects, programs and portfolios, project-based/oriented organizations, project networks, and project-oriented societies. It is dedicated to project management and organizing from the perspectives of organizational behavior, strategy, change, and innovation.