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Type: Journal article
Title: A practitioner based evaluation of project management knowledge and education
Author: Durrani, Z.A.
Baroudi, B.
Citation: International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations, 2015; 5(4):19-36
Publisher: IGI Global
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 2155-6393
2155-6407
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Ziauddin A. Durrani, Bassam Baroudi
Abstract: Many scholars have criticized formal project management education as being based on various Bodies of Knowledge (BOKs), lacking real-world application and representing a narrow view of the profession. Through a survey questionnaire, this research inquiry has examined the alignment of project management professional needs with the aspirations of project management education within Australian universities. The research findings show positive links between project management education, increased employability, better workplace performance and successful professional careers. However, the research has also identified poor alignment of current project management education in Australian universities with project management practice and recommends possible revision of project management education programs to meet the knowledge requirements expressed by project management professionals. The findings of this research contribute to the debate in respect of bringing project management education closer to project management practice.
Keywords: Education, profession; project management; university
Rights: © 2015, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.
RMID: 0030067826
DOI: 10.4018/IJKBO.2015100102
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