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International Project Management

International Project Management

December 2009 | 392 pages | SAGE South Asia
With project management becoming an increasingly global endeavour, a comprehensive and international student text that reflects this reality is essential.

Koster’s 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 questions;
- student exercises and review questions;
- detailed further reading;
- a companion website, featuring PowerPoint slides, extra cases and indicative answers.

The textbook will be an indispensable resource for all students, both advanced 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

`An extremely useful book for anyone who is involved in international projects. It manages to bring across the complexity of the subject, including the 'soft factors' that are frequently forgotten, in a systematic way which is easy-to-understand and to implement in business practice. This makes an ideal choice for MBA programs and other professional degrees'.

Prof Anne-Wil Harzing
Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne

This book provides a wealth of insights into the organizational, cultural and people aspects of project management. It effectively blends scholarship and practice with chapters offering cutting-edge research, real-life examples and useful project management tools. This volume is of significant value to both scholars and executives alike.

Gunter K Stahl
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD

The book provides several snapshots which illustrate experiences of various organizations in managing projects...Exercises and review tasks are given at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning. Kathrin Koster offers structured, practical and relevant content on managing international projects and anyone associated with the profession of project management will benefit from this book.

Vilakshan, XIMB Journal of Management

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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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ISBN: 9788132104469