Student research

APM is keen to support all students at all levels regarding their research into the management of projects.

Our research department encourages students to submit their surveys and would like to see the project management community becoming involved by completing the surveys, if applicable, and answering questions which will assist students in their studies.

Your input will help to develop the knowledge base of project management and drive the profession forward. 

Disclaimer: Please note that whilst APM are keen to advertise these research opportunities it is the responsibility of each student to follow their University's ethical guidelines.

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List of current research by students

The following is a list of current and recent requests from students for assistance and contributions to aid their research activities. Please note that some of these are date sensitive.

The effects of COVID-19 on the construction sector

Synopsis  The topic for this investigation is important based on the fact that it is a new area of research with no current literature available, and limited analysis into its effect. The investigation for this research project will explore the current issue of COVID-19 and the potential ramifications this will have on the field of project management, specifically the construction sector in the United Kingdom. COVID-19 has changed the strategy in which most of the labour force work and the United Kingdom construction sector is no exception, the construction sector in the UK consists of 2.4 million jobs. The sector also contributes £117 billion to the economy which equates to 6% of total economic output for the country. This sector relies heavily on the self-employed with 36% represented in construction, compared with only 13% for the rest of the economy (House of Commons Library,2019). 

Target audience Staff on a live construction project in the UK.

Closing date 27 January 2021

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Learning From Project-Related Failures in UK Construction Project-Based Organisations

Synopsis I am a PhD student undertaking some research into “Learning from Project-Related Failures in UK Construction Project-Based Organisations (PBOs)”. Because, projects can experience small or large forms of project-related 'failures', the aim of this project is to find out if (or how) these can help organisational learning for construction-related companies. To get meaningful results, construction professionals and academics are being surveyed to obtain their insights on this.

We would also be grateful if you would forward this on to some of your own relevant contacts who would add value if participating. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Target audience Construction professionals such project managers, designers, engineers, planners and directors.

Closing date 31 July 2021

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An investigation into the relationship between project management leadership and project success, within organisations in the UK.

Synopsis The aim of the survey is to research an MBA dissertation objective to collect data and evaluate the connection between Project Management leadership and project success.

Target audience All we ask is that you have worked in Project Management roles ( PM, project engineer, PMO roles, etc.) for over 3 years, irrespective of whichever sector you work.

Closing date 22 January 2021

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Promote your research

APM members can promote their existing research to encourage participants by completing the form below, including your research link, end of survey closing date and membership number.

To share research outputs which may benefit the wider community please get in touch with the research manager, Daniel Nicholls.



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