Project Management: The Emergence of a Knowledge-based Discipline

Alan Pilkington, Kah-Hin Chai, Yang Le

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Abstract

This paper identifies the true coverage of PM theory through a bibliometric analysis of the International Journal of Project Management from 1996-2012. We identify six
persistent research themes: project time management, project risk management,
programme management, large-scale project management, project success/failure and practitioner development. These differ from those presented in review and editorial articles in the literature. In addition, topics missing from the PM BOK: knowledge management project-based organization and project portfolio management have become more popular topics in recent years and are expected to show an increasing trend of development in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 22nd EurOMA Conference : Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness
EditorsGerald Reiner
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationNeuchatel
PublisherEUROMA, European Operations Management Association
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)9782970090120
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference 2015 - Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Duration: 26 Jun 20151 Jul 2015
Conference number: 22
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Conference

ConferenceThe 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference 2015
Number22
CountrySwitzerland
CityNeuchâtel
Period26/06/201501/07/2015
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Keywords

  • Project management
  • Bibliometrics
  • Discipline development

Cite this

Pilkington, A., Chai, K-H., & Le, Y. (2015). Project Management: The Emergence of a Knowledge-based Discipline. In G. Reiner (Ed.), Proceedings of 22nd EurOMA Conference: Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness Neuchatel: EUROMA, European Operations Management Association.