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Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9010002

Exploring Responsible Project Management Education

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Research group Project Management, LOI University of Applied Sciences, Leidsedreef 2, 2352 BA Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Avenue, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
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Van Aetsveld, Maanlander 47, 3824 MN Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Received: 7 November 2018 / Revised: 14 December 2018 / Accepted: 17 December 2018 / Published: 20 December 2018
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Abstract

As projects are evolving from tactical level ‘tasks’ to societally-relevant ‘instruments of change’, the theories, methods, and practices of project management need to evolve, too. Academic programs on project management, logically, should be frontrunners in this development, which calls for societally-relevant and ‘responsible’ project management education. Following the model of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, some first ideas on what Responsible Project Management Education should entail developed. The study presented in this article uses meta-synthesis to explore the meaning and characteristics of responsible project management education. The study concludes nine characteristics that provide a conceptual starting point for more empirical research on the topic. View Full-Text
Keywords: project management; responsible management education; sustainability; project management education project management; responsible management education; sustainability; project management education
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