Research Handbook on Sustainable Project Management

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Research Handbook on Sustainable Project Management

9781800885448 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Gilbert Silvius, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands, and University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Martina Huemann, Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London, UK, and Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80088 544 8 Extent: c 464 pp
This Research Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the role of project management in sustainable development. Examining how to successfully integrate sustainability into the processes and practices involved, it highlights the significant development in sustainable project management whilst exploring potential future directions for the field.

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This Research Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the role of project management in sustainable development. Examining how to successfully integrate sustainability into the processes and practices involved, it highlights the significant development in sustainable project management whilst exploring potential future directions for the field.

Through investigating how projects are linked to societal development and change, the Research Handbook identifies how they can both consider and contribute to sustainability. Using diverse case studies, leading project management scholars address key challenges in the field, such as how to align an organisation’s sustainability ambition, strategy and project impact. Ultimately, this Research Handbook advances and deepens understandings of both the theoretical background and the most effective practical approaches to sustainable project management.

Presenting a broad and nuanced view of what it means to be sustainable, this Research Handbook is a vital resource for students and scholars of project management, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility. It is also a useful guide for project management and governance professionals seeking a cutting-edge understanding of the future of their field.
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‘The sustainability transition now underway requires innumerable projects, of all shapes and sizes. This comprehensive Handbook illuminates the many ways in which sustainability can be infused into all these endeavors. Readers will gain a profound understanding of how projects hold the key to tackling the world’s grand challenges.’
– Dror Etzion, University of Vermont, US

‘The Research Handbook on Sustainable Project Management is an invaluable resource, offering profound insights and practical guidance for integrating sustainability into project management. It is an essential read for anyone committed to advancing the field and achieving meaningful progress in sustainable practices.’
– Zhifu Mi, University College London, UK
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