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.
An Identity Work Framework for Community Stakeholder Engagement in Infrastructure Development
Academy of Management Proceedings | July, 2022
Power relations in the finance of infrastructure public-private partnership projects
International Journal of Project Management | October, 2022
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.
Organizational Factors Influencing the Sustainability Performance of Construction Organizations
Sustainability | August 2022
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’.
The Ten Differences Between Programs and Projects, and the Problems They Cause
Engineering Management Journal | April, 2022
Profile: Julien Pollack
Associate Professor Julien Pollack started working in project management in the Australian public sector delivering organizational change projects, where he completed an Action Research Ph.D. This research won national and …
Profile: Jennifer Whyte
Professor Jennifer Whyte is Head of the School of Project Management, in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney, and Director of the John Grill Institute for Project …
Transitioning from passive to active learning: Preparing future project leaders
Project Leadership and Society | December, 2021
Project Productivity report
Stakeholder theory and management: Understanding longitudinal collaboration networks
PLoS ONE | October, 2021
Advancing beyond project-scale Social Impact Assessment of transport infrastructure: insights into contextual constraints on practice
Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal | October, 2021
Leadership Diversity and Its Influence on Equality Initiatives and Performance: Insights for Construction Management
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management | October, 2021
Corporate Entrepreneurship as a Learning Process: Development of New Capabilities
Entrepreneurship Research Journal | August, 2021
Collecting experimental network data from interventions on critical links in workplace networks
Social Networks | July, 2021
Who benefits from network intervention programs? TERGM analysis across ten Philippine low-income communities
Social Networks | May, 2021
Insights into Ineffectiveness of Gender Equality and Diversity Initiatives in Project-Based Organizations
Journal of Management in Engineering | May, 2021
The Origins of Agile and Iterative Methods
The Journal of Modern Project Management | January, 2021
Preparing for Successful Collaborative Contracts
Sustainability | January, 2021
A social network framework for stakeholder engagement analysis
PMI Australia Conference | 2017
Forget opinion leaders: the role of social network brokers in the adoption of innovative farming practices in North-western Cambodia
International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability | June, 2020
Co-evolution of Project Stakeholder Networks
The Journal of Modern Project Management | May, 2020
Metro infrastructure planning in Amsterdam: how are social issues managed in the absence of environmental and social impact assessment?
Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal | March, 2020
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Project Management: The Past, Present and Future
The Journal of Modern Project Management | January, 2020
Limitations of Technical Approaches to Transport Planning Practice in Two Cases: Social Issues as a Critical Component of Urban Projects
Planning Theory & Practice | December, 2019
The impact of women’s representation on performance in project-based and non-project-based organizations
International Journal of Project Management | October, 2019
Testing the impact of targeted team building on project team communication using social network analysis
International Journal of Project Management | April, 2019
External exposure, boundary-spanning, and opinion leadership in remote communities: A network experiment
Social Networks | January, 2019
Social Network Analysis Toolkit
Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management | 2019
Mapping diversity and inclusion in student societies: A social network perspective
Computers in Human Behavior | November, 2018
Effectiveness of gender equality initiatives in project-based organizations in Australia
Australian Journal of Management | November, 2018
Knowledge Evolution and Scholarly Quantification of Collaborative Research in Project Management
The Journal of Modern Project Management | September, 2018
Why and how do project management offices change? A structural analysis approach
International Journal of Project Management | July, 2018
Exploring the dynamics of project management office and portfolio management co-evolution: A routine lens
International Journal of Project Management | January, 2018
An Investigation of Corporate Approaches to Sustainability in the Construction Industry
Procedia Engineering | May, 2017
Social network analysis in Project management – A case study of analysing stakeholder networks
The Journal of Modern Project Management | May, 2017
The Role of Social Networks Theory and Methodology for Project Stakeholder Management
Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences | July, 2016
Grasping the dynamics of co-evolution between PMO and PfM: A box changing multilevel exploratory research grounded in a routine perspective
The Journal of Modern Project Management | May, 2022
Intelligent timetable evaluation using fuzzy AHP
Expert Systems with Applications | April, 2011