The APES2009 Organising Committee invites prospective authors in academia, industry, business and government to submit abstracts of no more than 400 words relevant to one of the Seminar themes.
- Current management paradigms
Share your current experiences. Show how the recent waves of rapid change impacted your projects, programs and ventures, and whether contemporary managerial paradigms (such as PM Standards, TQM, Maturity Model) were of help or impediment to you. How did the project/program cope in practice? Are there any other insights that can be shared with others?
- New management concepts
What new managerial concepts were experimented with to manage projects and programs against rapid change? What were the key drivers for introducing new thinking? How successful were the new approaches? What are the theoretical underpinnings of these innovations?
- New management models for projects and programs
What changes are essential to management of projects, programs and business units? Do the current bodies of knowledge work or hinder management of projects/programs when faced with rapid change? What are the new paradigms for conceptualisation, development and implementation of risky ventures, projects and programs?
- Education and enculturation of managers
Is management education responsible for the current crises and how can we change the way managers are educated/developed? Did the current management schools get it wrong? Are efficiency or proficiency models (e.g. TQM and maturity models) effective as the basis of management education and training?