Research

APM’s research programme aims to advance new and existing knowledge for the project profession. By developing innovative research and sharing its findings, APM helps to promote a profession built around learning and collaboration. In this way, research helps to fulfil APM's chartered objectives.

APM’s research programme covers both academic and business research and comprises several components such as research funding, research collaboration, events and dissemination. APM has a broad range of research activities that are open for you and your organisation to engage with at any one time.

PROJECTING THE FUTURE

Projecting the Future was a listening exercise, intended to draw together input from a variety of stakeholders and sources. Our approach was content-led, with a series of papers addressing six challenges which we identified as pivotal to the profession’s future.

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THE GOLDEN THREAD

The Golden Thread is the study about the future of the project profession. It Is a ground-breaking report commissioned by APM, conducted by PwC UK which identifies a benchmark for the scale and contribution of the project profession to the UK economy.

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LATEST FEATURED RESEARCH

Project and programme research centres: Lessons for scholarship, policy and practice

This article examines the research question: what are the conditions that enable international development capacity building project success?

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Resolving agency issues in client–contractor relationships

Authors Professor David James Bryde, Dr Christine Unterhitzenberger and Roger Joby, investigate how relational risk is managed in projects delivered by external contractors for clients.

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RESEARCH FUNDING

Find out about opportunities for funding from APM, including the APM Research Fund and larger commissioned studies.



RESEARCH FUND

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

View all previously published research including commissioned, collaborative and research fund studies.




PUBLISHED RESEARCH

CURRENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Learn about our current research and opportunities and find out how to get involved. 


 OPPORTUNITIES

RESEARCH EVENTS & COLLABORATIONS 

Supporting relevant research events which seek to advance the current and future understandings of the management of projects.

RESEARCH EVENTS 

RESEARCH SUMMARY SERIES 

The research summary series plays a key role in helping to disseminate cutting-edge research for practitioners taken from the (IJPM).

SUMMARY SERIES 

 

HOW IS RESEARCH GOVERNED?

Find out about APM’s Research Advisory Group, APM’s Academic Review Group and how research is governed at APM.

RESEARCH GOVERNANCE

 

 

STUDENT RESEARCH 


Find out how APM supports student research and why not aid student research by participating in relevant surveys.

STUDENT RESEARCH

 

 

 

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

APM’s research programme is a part of APM’s wider thought leadership and external affairs activity.


THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

 

 

 

 

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