IRNOP Conference Hosted by MET June 11–14, 2017

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June 13th, 2017

IRNOP Conference Hosted by MET

This year’s International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference will take place on Boston University’s Charles River Campus from June 11 through June 14. The focus of this year’s conference is “The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks.”

Press Release

Boston University’s Metropolitan College Hosts the
13th IRNOP Conference

This year’s theme is “The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks.”

June 11, 2017, Boston—Project management faculty at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) have organized this year’s International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference. The event, which is the leading venue for project management research, will take place on Boston University’s Charles River Campus from June 11 through June 14, 2017. The focus of this year’s conference is “The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks.”

Sponsored by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the International Project Management Association (IPMA®), and Boston University’s Metropolitan College, the conference has been organized by three faculty of Metropolitan College’s Department of Administrative Sciences: Dr. Vijay Kanabar, director of project management programs and associate professor; Dr. Stephen Leybourne, faculty coordinator of the online master’s programs in management and assistant professor; and Dr. Roger D. H. Warburton, academic coordinator of project management programs and associate professor. The Department of Administrative Sciences is renowned for its pioneering master’s degree programs in project management, which are accredited by PMI’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Program Accreditation System. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked the department’s master’s degree programs in management #10 among the nation’s best Online Graduate Business Programs.

The College also hosts the annual Project Management in Practice (PMiP) Conference at Boston University.

Keynote speakers for the 2017 IRNOP conference are Dr. Rolf A. Lundin, professor emeritus of business administration at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) and courtesy professor-in-residence at Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), both in Sweden, and Dr. Harvey Maylor, who is senior fellow in management practice at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a visiting fellow at Cranfield University, England. The conference includes doctoral presentations, social events, poster sessions, and a wide variety of abstracts presented across eight sessions with three tracks each. The conference is a biennial event; this is the thirteenth IRNOP meeting since the organization was founded in 1993.

For conference details and schedules, please visit http://irnopboston.org.

About IRNOP

IRNOP was founded in 1993 as a loosely coupled network of researchers and have developed from there, adding researchers in countries all over the world. The IRNOP network connects scholars with a background in business, economics, engineering and other fields, with a common interest in projects, project organizations and temporary systems. For more information about IRNOP, visit www.irnop.org.

About Boston University

Founded in 1839, Boston University is internationally recognized as a top institution of higher learning and research. With more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 schools and colleges, offering more than 250 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and special degree programs. Collectively, the BU network has more than 340,000 alumni, worldwide.

About Metropolitan College

As one of Boston University’s 17 degree-granting bodies, Metropolitan College (MET) has helped broaden the reach of BU for more than half a century, with part-time study during the evening and through innovative online and blended programs. Today, the College hosts more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, along with hundreds of individual courses, that support the academic, professional and intellectual needs of working adults. For more information visit bu.edu/met.

About the Department of Administrative Sciences

MET’s Department of Administrative Sciences responds to the educational demands of students by providing industry-specific academic programs that are innovative, scholarly, challenging, interdisciplinary, and practically focused. Degree and certificate programs incorporate the technologies necessary so they can be delivered at times, places, and in formats that meet a wide array of learning needs.