I am a Professor of Project Management and Strategy, Centre of Economics, Finance, and Operations Management in the Faculty of Business, Faculty of Business Athabasca University. You can reach me at Kam Jugdev. You can also connect with me on my LinkedIn page.
I enjoy working with students and colleagues. My research program spans the topics of project management as a source of competitive advantage, project lessons learned, project manager burnout, academic burnout, the free rider problem, and project success/failure.
My grant funding (over $300,000 Cdn) includes two grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). These federal, peer reviewed grants allow me to support the training and development of graduate students.
My publications can be viewed at the following link:Google Scholar page.
Some recent achievements follow.
I am a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Project Management and International Journal of Managing Projects in Business.
August 6-10, 2016, I was at the Academy of Management Conference in Anaheim California. This year's conference theme was "Making Organizations Meaningful". I had the privilege of participating in a Professional Development Workshop entitled - Organizational Project Management: Crafting an Organizational View of Project Management with international colleagues in Project Management: Shankar Sankaran, Stewart Clegg and Catherine Killen (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), Nathalie Drouin and Monique Aubry (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada), Martina Huemann (Webster University, Vienna Austria), and Kim van Oorschot (BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway). The workshop was sponsored by the Technology and Innovation in Management Division and co-sponsored by the Operations Management Division and Strategizing Activities and Practices Interest Group.
April 2016: I published a book review on the book – Digital Project Management: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to a Successful Launch (published by J. Ross Publishing, Inc.). This review is in the April/May issue of the Project Management Journal.
June 13-16 (2015), Attended the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference in Halifax Nova Scotia and presented a paper in the Production and Operations Management division ("Limitations and Implications of Project Management Institute's Organizational Project Management Standard: A content analysis"). Served as a track chair/facilitator for the Management Education Division.
2014-Present: Associate Member of the UQAM School of Management Project Management Chair
My husband (Doug Rancier) and I live in Calgary and we enjoy time with our families who live here and in Edmonton.