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International Project Management

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October 2009 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

With project management becoming an increasingly global endeavor, a comprehensive and international student text that reflects this reality is essential.

International Project Management does just that, systematically linking the key elements of cross-cultural management and the particularities of an international context, with the tools and techniques of project management.

With full pedagogical support including:

  • A wide variety of examples and illustrations, including an in-depth, end-of-chapter case study with case questions
  • Student exercises and Review Questions
  • Detailed further reading
  • The full support of a companion website, featuring a Teacher's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and SAGE online readings

The textbook will be an indispensable resource for all students, both undergraduate and MBA, with a project management element to their studies.

Introduction to International Project Management
The Context of International Projects in Terms of Organizational Strategy and Culture
Defining the International Project
Managing Risk and Uncertainty in an International Project
Planning the International Project in Terms of Time, Cost and Quality
Organizing the International Project
Implementing and Controlling International Projects
Leading International Projects
Communicating in International Projects
Co-Operating in International Projects
Learning In and Learning from International Projects


In her excellently written book Ms Köster focusses on issues that gain importance in international projects. The book is a good complement to textbooks providing more general and also more in-depth information about project management and Ms Köster even provides very helpful comments about recommended further readings at the end of each chapter.
I will use the book as an introduction to project management in my master class where students have to work on business projects in emerging markets. For this purpose the book is perfect. Because of it's focus on the issues in an international context and because of the many contemporary examples and the European perspective.

Mr Denny Seiger
International Management, Fh Joanneum
August 24, 2011

The book offers insights into the complexity of managing international projects from various perspectives. Our students found it useful to have a compendium of issues and solutions.

Mrs Carla Sánchez Aguilar
Faculty of Economics, Georg-August University of Göttingen
July 19, 2011

This is a very useful book which highlights the "international" aspect of projects. It is well written and covers many aspects that are often not considered in mainstream project management textbooks. The case studies and excercises are very helpful for teaching and learning.

Mr Michael Tong
Sch of the Built & Natural Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University
July 4, 2011

Very well suited for our course on IPM at Master level

Mr Leen Fokker
Business Administration , NHTV - International Breda University
June 14, 2011

A useful addition to the list of PM books available on the marker. Especially noteworty as it covers International issues and concerns in some detail. Also strong on the more qualitative aspects of proecjt management. Main concern is it tries to cover too much - it attempts to cover the basics of PM with PERT, etc., but could not really be used on a general PM course to replace the more general texts. However very useful as an additional recommended text on the reading list and in the university library. Best for any student wishing to focus on international projects.

Dr Paul Forrester
Birmingham Business School, Birmingham University
April 20, 2011

This book was recommended along with other textbooks as supplement the essential book: An Introduction to Project Management, International Edition by Kathy Schwalbe

Dr Osarumwense Iguisi
Management and Business Studies, London Millennium College
January 14, 2011

A good and well written textbook. A highly useful read for students anticipating a future career in project management.

Dr Allan Osborne
School of Built Environment, Northumbria University
October 6, 2010

Recommended for International Management students for Fall 2010. The price of the text and the content are the major reasons for the adoptation. The content of the text is easy to understand for the students in the class.

Professor De Silva Shanaka
Marketing, Otemon Gakuin University
July 12, 2010

Replete with mini cases, practical exercises, clear summaries and learning objectives this book will help my students of Management of Project Risk to understand many relevant aspects, particularly at international level. Although containing "International" in the title, don't be fooled by the relevance of this book's contents to any course that require project management tuition at all levels including second degree.

Dr Neil Gammon
Faculty of Business & Law, Lincoln University
May 5, 2010

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Kathrin Koster

Kathrin Köster studied Economics, Chinese and Japanese studies at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg / Germany, where she obtained her doctorate with distinction. Her dissertation focused on organizational development, namely privatizations in Japan. In the 90s she held various international positions at the Japanese multinational Sony Corporation. In the early 2000s she was involved in the development of the Swedish-Japanese Joint Venture SonyEricsson. Kathrin Köster has more than a decade of consulting, coaching, and training experience in the following areas: International Project Management:- Global IT projects -... More About Author

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