John Grill Institute Summer Newsletter
Under the guidance of our Director, Professor Jennifer Whyte, Advisory Board and Internal Management Group – engagement continues to grow through research, events and industry dialogue as we seek to become the ‘go-to’ place for advice on how to set up and execute projects.
Martina Huemann: The Power of Projects to Create a Better Future
the challenges and opportunities of delivering infrastructure.
Tim Broyd: Innovation and the Search for Low Carbon Buildings and Infrastructure
Professor Tim Broyd, founding director of University College London’s Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment, presented insights from research into how the construction industry should approach climate change.
Mark Dodgson AO: Innovation in Professional Services Firms
The University of Queensland and Imperial College London’s Professor Mark Dodgson AO visited to share his expertise on Innovation in Professional Services Firms.
Dr Marzena Baker receives JCEM Best Paper Award
Dr Marzena Baker and her co-authors have received the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 2022 Best Paper Award for their publication “Leadership Diversity and Its Influence on Equality Initiatives and Performance: Insights for Construction Management”.
Professor Stewart Clegg receives AISWN Best Paper Award
Professor Stewart Clegg and his co-authors have received the Association for Information Systems Network College Best Paper Award for their publication “Watchers, Watched, and Watching in the Digital Age: Reconceptualization of IT Monitoring as Complex Action Nets” in Organization Science Journal.
Call for Papers – 9th International Megaprojects ‘Theory Meets Practice’ Workshop
As the purpose of megaprojects widens towards the production of “socially valuable outcomes”, projects become instruments not only of production of economic returns to be captured by the capital investors based on user willingness to pay, but also instruments of distribution of value to be appropriated by non-users.
Call for Papers – Special Collection: Project Leadership in a Changing World
As we face a changing world, we need to think differently about projects and their leadership. This special collection titled “Project Leadership in a Changing World” is an opportunity to examine the perspectives on leadership that are important to positively intervening in a changing world.
John Grill Institute Spring Newsletter – October 2022
2022 has been a busy time as the Institute continues transitioning to its new home alongside the School of Project Management in the Faculty of Engineering.
Anna Kadefors: Collaboration and Contracts in Projects
The Faculty of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series continued with the School of Project Management welcoming Professor Anna Kadefors from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Professor Nuno Gil arrives on sabbatical
Mr Gill is a Professor of New Infrastructure Development at the University of Manchester’s Alliance Manchester Business School and will continue his research on the design of structures and processes to create economic and social value.
Marina van der Walt: Trends and Insights and Associated Reforms for NSW Infrastructure Projects
The John Grill Institute for Project Leadership’s Infrastructure in a Changing World talks series continued on Wednesday August 24 with the visit of Head of Assurance at Infrastructure New South Wales, Marina Van Der Walt.
Industrial decarbonisation expert Nashwan Dawood visits SoPM
Professor Dawood discussed the university’s decarbonisation agenda and his expertise in sustainable infrastructure, carbon reduction in construction, housing and engineering.
Projects as Interventions in Infrastructure Systems
On 21 June 2022, the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College London and the John Grill Institute for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney co-hosted a workshop on the need to see projects as interventions in wider systems, and the implications of such a mindset shift.
School of Project Management retreat
On Thursday 23 June the School of Project Management and John Grill Institute for Project Leadership undertook a school retreat.
The day was used to reflect on the needs of students and staff and develop a strategic future plan.
Making futures that matter? Three things managers can do to make better futures, when working online
As video conferencing becomes more central to work in organisations, managers need to improve the quality of discussions to make futures that matter. Doing so online is more difficult to organise and vulnerable to excluding relevant expertise.
Professor Stewart Clegg wins Best Book Award at EURAM 2022
The School of Project Management and John Grill Institute for Project Leadership’s Professor Stewart Clegg has been honoured at the European Academy of Management 2022 conference in Winterthur, Switzerland.
2022 International Symposium: Call for Submissions
The John Grill Institute for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney’s School of Project Management is calling for submissions for our November 2022 online symposium on ‘Project Leadership in a Changing World’.