Project management is a field rich in diversity, defined by dynamic change, and filled with adventure. Nowhere is this truth more evident than in the latest offering from the Project Management Institute.
Frontiers of Project Management Research—like all well-designed research studies—begins with a review of the literature and ends with implications for the future. PMI editors, Dennis Slevin, David Cleland and Jeffrey Pinto have done an exemplary job of cataloguing 28 studies in this compelling book. Each of its four sections emphasizes one step in the time-tested research process.
The studies selected and effectively organized by Slevin, Cleland and Pinto were the best from PMI’s Research Conference 2000 held in Paris during June 2000. The enthusiastic response to the conference from project managers around the globe encouraged the co-editors and PMI to publish this timely, first-of-its-kind collection.
About the Editors
Dennis P. Slevin is Professor of Business Administration at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. David I. Cleland is Professor Emeritus in the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a PMI Fellow and has published 34 books in the project management field. He is often described as "the father of project management." Jeffrey K. Pinto is the Samuel A. and Elizabeth B. Breene University Endowed Fellow in Management and Professor of Management in the School of Business at Penn State-Erie.