Analysis of education and practical relevance of project management topics in New Zealand

Indra Gunawan

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    The objective of this paper is to analyse the education of project management (PM) and its practical relevance in New Zealand. The research has been done through a survey analysis of PM practitioners and academics. The PM practitioners were asked which PM topics are widely used in the industry. The academics were also asked through a parallel survey which PM topics are considered important at a tertiary level and taught to students. It can be seen from the results that contemporary education of PM has improved vastly and is relevant with its practice. The findings are important for both practitioners and academics to identify the gap between project management education and industry needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)174-183
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Journal of Project Organisation and Management
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • Education
    • New Zealand
    • Practical
    • Project management
    • Rating
    • Relevance

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