Future practitioners of project management: are we disciples of Stanley Kubrick or Ridley Scott?

Todhunter, Barrie (2015) Future practitioners of project management: are we disciples of Stanley Kubrick or Ridley Scott? In: Project management research: Asia-Pacific perspectives. Project Management Research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 183-194. ISBN 978-1-4438-8382-5

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To peer into the future, we need to explore the tracks we have left behind as well as the prism through which we envisage what is yet to come. In this paper, the author examines the historical role of project management in society, and the challenges that lie beyond our immediate horizons. Cinematic visionaries provide us with images of aspirational projects, as well as a bleaker view of failed projects. The author examines the desirable attributes of competent project managers and the key players moulding future generations of project managers who may inherit the task of managing the very existence of the human race?

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2015 Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Electronic version of book available via the USQ Library Catalogue.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 05:53
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 02:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: project management; future, education; training; attributes
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26301

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