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1. Cammack, Ian Joseph. A journey towards becoming a systemic practitioner : becoming a project manager and an educationalist.

Degree: PhD, 2013, University of Bedfordshire

This thesis is a systemic examination of my practice as an educator specialising in the development of early career project managers. This inquiry is conducted through an internal inquiry into my living theory and an externally focussed inquiry into the journey that the early career project managers take to becoming a project manager. Four broad foci of my living theory are identified, ‘Soft Systems Methodology’, ‘Action Learning’, ‘Reflective Practice’ and ‘Systemic Practice’. These are discussed in order to consciously consider the foundations of my practice and to identify areas where the practice has been eroded through familiarity and developed through innovation. The external inquiry draws on three sources of qualitative data. The first two sources of data explore the experiences of students enrolled on the MSc in Project Management at Lancaster University during an action learning project. These two sources are an analysis of ‘word clouds’ and ‘critical incidents‘ presented in the dissertations that reflect on these projects. The third source of data is a series of interviews held with alumni of the MSc in Project Management at Lancaster University. These two areas of inquiry combine to present a framework for project management practitioner education that comprises of three broad areas of development. These areas of development align to the ‘ways of knowing’, ‘ways of doing’ and ‘ways of being’. The ways of knowing zone is made up of the development of a systematic approach to project management. This zone is complemented by the ‘ways of doing’ that looks at the development of this systematic perspective through the development of a range of analytical and social skills. It is suggested that systemic eloquence may be gained by enhancing the ‘ways of knowing’ and ‘ways of doing’ with a systemic perspective that encompasses relational dispositions to the practice of project management. This relational disposition covers the ways in which project managers learn to understand the dynamics of the problem situations that they co-create with their stakeholders. Furthermore, it is noted that the development of project management practitioners should be facilitated through their experience in the practice of projects. This ‘hands on’ engagement combined with an approach to self-development founded on reflective practice helps to develop people capable of delivering projects rather than talking about the delivery of projects.

Subjects/Keywords: 658.4; N213 Project Management; systemic practice; project management; early career

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APA (6th Edition):

Cammack, I. J. (2013). A journey towards becoming a systemic practitioner : becoming a project manager and an educationalist. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Bedfordshire. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10547/337220

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cammack, Ian Joseph. “A journey towards becoming a systemic practitioner : becoming a project manager and an educationalist.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Bedfordshire. Accessed April 01, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10547/337220.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cammack, Ian Joseph. “A journey towards becoming a systemic practitioner : becoming a project manager and an educationalist.” 2013. Web. 01 Apr 2020.

Vancouver:

Cammack IJ. A journey towards becoming a systemic practitioner : becoming a project manager and an educationalist. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Bedfordshire; 2013. [cited 2020 Apr 01]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10547/337220.

Council of Science Editors:

Cammack IJ. A journey towards becoming a systemic practitioner : becoming a project manager and an educationalist. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Bedfordshire; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10547/337220

2. Godhania, Sonal Arjun. Fast fashion : the dynamic capabilities underlying project management in the UK fashion industry SMEs.

Degree: PhD, 2015, University of Bedfordshire

The UK Fashion Industry (FI) is both volatile and fast-changing. Notably, the clothing and jewellery industry contributes £16 billion annually to the UK’s revenues. However, small and medium-sized (SMEs) fashion companies are stressed to survive the harsh global competition. The companies have to manage their routine projects, thinking constantly about keeping their market position and how to develop further in their industry. Thus, the FI requires an in-depth understanding of the success factors to survive in this competitive marketplace. A detailed literature review has been conducted to discover the background of the FI and also to understand the basic requirements of daily operations and strategies used for development and growth. As there is not much empirical study available in the area of FI, a qualitative exploratory study has been chosen as the research methodology for this particular research. A multiple case studies approach was chosen to cover eight case studies located in Leicester, Luton and London. The study is interpretative and social constructionism is its philosophical approach; and hence, the context of the study has to be interpreted in its own ethnographical setting, why and how participants construct the meaning of project management (PM). This data triangulation provided the study qualitative credibility of the findings. The data analysis found four main themes, comprising fifteen sub-themes. ‘PM capabilities’ is the most important theme for completing the daily routine operations; these are also highly utilised in the UK FI SMEs. ‘Sensing new opportunities’ is the second important theme for advancing further; these are utilised by SMEs to remain up-to-date with the market environment. ‘Manufacturing capabilities’ is the third theme found helping SMEs with their routine manufacturing base in the UK: how they extended their trade through manufacturing. ‘Jewellery industry (JI) capabilities’ is the fourth theme helping the JI to outsource and deal with trust and relations in their trade. The study contributes to the UK FI SMEs by suggesting Dynamic Project Management (DPM) approaches specific to each industry, namely, the clothing, jewellery and designer industries. Research findings also suggest that new dynamic strategies need to be sensed, adopted and learned for the development and survival of these SMEs. The benchmarking tool, provided through status categories, will guide any company in the FI to compare its progress and take steps for further development. PM tools and techniques suggested for use by these FI SMEs will also help them with further improvement in project operations.

Subjects/Keywords: 658.02; fashion; dynamic capabilities; project management; SMEs; N213 Project Management

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APA (6th Edition):

Godhania, S. A. (2015). Fast fashion : the dynamic capabilities underlying project management in the UK fashion industry SMEs. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Bedfordshire. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10547/608324

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Godhania, Sonal Arjun. “Fast fashion : the dynamic capabilities underlying project management in the UK fashion industry SMEs.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Bedfordshire. Accessed April 01, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10547/608324.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Godhania, Sonal Arjun. “Fast fashion : the dynamic capabilities underlying project management in the UK fashion industry SMEs.” 2015. Web. 01 Apr 2020.

Vancouver:

Godhania SA. Fast fashion : the dynamic capabilities underlying project management in the UK fashion industry SMEs. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Bedfordshire; 2015. [cited 2020 Apr 01]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10547/608324.

Council of Science Editors:

Godhania SA. Fast fashion : the dynamic capabilities underlying project management in the UK fashion industry SMEs. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Bedfordshire; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10547/608324

3. Yan, Changjun. Risk management strategy of construction projects in China.

Degree: PhD, 2006, University of Bedfordshire

Embarking on a construction project means taking a risk. Project risk management (PRM) provides an effective approach to improve decision making and minimise project risk. Project risks may not possess the same level of significance for different countries, markets and projects. Current research on PRM in China has been rather theoretical, addressing technology issues. Considering the current practice in the Chinese construction industry (CCl), the PRM needs understanding and support from the industry and a mature market environment. This research aims to establish PRM strategies for identifying and adopting the best practice to provide practical guidelines for the CCl, thus improving the PRM, motivating the reform of the Chinese construction market, and enabling the CCl to function in the competitive environment of globalisation. An extensive literature review and a number of case studies for construction projects in China have been conducted, addressing issues closely related to the research. A systematic analysis is employed and developed for project planning and decision making. Contractual risks are considered as the first step and catalyst for improving the PRM in the CCl. Built on the findings from the case studies and analysis, the research puts forward a framework of contractual risk management to study the concept, identification and classification of contractual risks. Contract interfaces are analysed for contractual risk management under various project procurement routes (PPRs). The potentially large improvements to the PRM and reform of the Chinese construction market from the introduction and application of innovative PPRs and their contractual conditions are addressed. Two mathematical models -a probabilistic analysis model and an effective information entropy model for key contractual risks -are presented. The validity and applicability of the models are demonstrated with sample data for the CCl. Detailed recommendations and guidelines for the implementation of the proposed strategies are suggested.

Subjects/Keywords: 624.0684; N213 Project Management : risk management : construction project : China : construction industry : project risk management

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APA (6th Edition):

Yan, C. (2006). Risk management strategy of construction projects in China. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Bedfordshire. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10547/338912

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Yan, Changjun. “Risk management strategy of construction projects in China.” 2006. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Bedfordshire. Accessed April 01, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10547/338912.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Yan, Changjun. “Risk management strategy of construction projects in China.” 2006. Web. 01 Apr 2020.

Vancouver:

Yan C. Risk management strategy of construction projects in China. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Bedfordshire; 2006. [cited 2020 Apr 01]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10547/338912.

Council of Science Editors:

Yan C. Risk management strategy of construction projects in China. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Bedfordshire; 2006. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10547/338912

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