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.

Systems Thinking informed Organisational Ambidexterity in Project Management

Synopsis The research looks into how Systems Thinking informed Praxis is of influence on how project managers realise organisational ambidexterity (OA) and if this is a natural process or a set of deliberate actions.

Research goal is to answer two questions: Is STIP of influence on OA in a project management context? And, is OA an natural phenomenon or do PMs take deliberate measures?

To answer this, I look to a specific Community of Practice, and obtain information by an initial Survey to create an initial cartography followed by interviews with those indicating that they are willing to share.

Target audience Project managers of all levels, members of Systems Thinking SIG

Closing date 28 Feb 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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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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