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Managing Projects in Africa: Essentials from the Project Management Journal

ISBN: 978-1-118-58678-5
79 pages
January 2013, Jossey-Bass
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Description

This special issue of the Project Management Journal presents a collection of six articles on managing projects in Africa. Providing a window into the important project activity taking place there, these articles extend both the empirical and theoretical understanding of the African project context and contribute to improving practice. Each article makes a unique contribution to either our understanding of the African project context or project management in general, and sometimes to both. 

After an introduction to the African project context at the start of the 21st century, the articles explore:

• three different countries as well as multinational projects;

• for-profit, public sector, and development aid projects;

• infrastructure and information and communication technology;

• project governance as well as project management; and

• partnering challenges.

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Table of Contents

2 From the Editors
Christophe N. Bredillet, PhD, DSc
Guest Editor: Janice Thomas, PhD, Project Research Institute, Faculty of Business, Athabasca University, Canada
Guest Editor: Jacob Musila, PhD, Program Director, Faculty of Business, Athabasca University, Canada

PAPERS

5 Project Management Trilogy Challenges in Africa—Where to From Here?
P. D. Rwelamila and Neha Purushottam

14 Linking Policies to Projects: The Key to Identifying the Right Public Investment Projects
Asmamaw Tadege Shiferaw and Ole Jonny Klakegg

27 Project Management for Development in Africa: Why Projects Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
Lavagnon A. Ika

42 Managing Political Risks of Chinese Contracted Projects in Libya
Juan Zhang and William X. Wei

52 Governance of Public Investment Projects in Ethiopia
Asmamaw Tadege Shiferaw, Ole Jonny Klakegg, and Tore Haavaldsen

70 Project Management Training Curricula at South African Public Universities: Is the Balanced Demand of the Profession Sufficiently Accommodated?
Thelma Louw and P. D. Rwelamila

81 Cover to Cover—Book Reviews
Kenneth H. Rose, PMP

85 Calendar of Events

86 Project Management Journal Guidelines

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