St Anne’s College is proud to announce that on Thursday, 7 November 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) will recognise the important work and contribution to the project management profession of Professor Bent Flyvbjerg by presenting him with the 2019 PMI Research Achievement Award. The PMI Research Achievement Award recognises and honours an individual whose work has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices of project management through a published body of academic research.
Bent Flyvbjerg is the BT Professor and inaugural Chair of Major Programme Management at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and a Professorial Fellow of St Anne’s College. He is a world-leading scholar in several academic areas, including research methodology, decision making, and project management.
He has advanced the field of project management research in numerous ways by award-winning articles in Project Management Journal, by publishing some of the most cited books and articles in the field, by helping Oxford and others set up research centres and research-based degree programmes and executive education in megaproject management, by editing significant special issues in leading journals, and by editing a seminal handbook on megaproject management.
PMI states: ‘Professor Flyvbjerg has pioneered the field of megaproject management and made it an important research field spanning several disciplines engaging sociologists, urban planners, management scholars, economists, and engineers. He has truly contributed to making project management more inter-disciplinary.’
Bent Flyvbjerg says, ‘I’m particularly delighted to receive this award, because it is an acknowledgement of not only the academic quality of our research at Oxford but also of its impact on practice, which we and the University consider particularly important for changing the world for the better.’
The award will be presented in London at the Project Management Institute UK Chapter Synergy Conference at The Light Friends House, London.
For more information on the PMI Research Achievement Award please visit: https://www.pmi.org/about/awards/research-academic/research-achievement
For more information about Professor Bent Flyvbjerg please see: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/aboutus/people/bent-flyvbjerg