Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2007


Dragan Milosevic

Course Title

Project Management in Engineering and Technology

Course Number

ETM 545/645


Project Management has emerged since 1905‘s in USA into a management practice that has been widely adopted around the world. Even the same term ―project management‖ is used throughout the world but the practice is not the same in different parts of the globe. It requires insights in and adaptation to the local culture and environment. Since Project Management was applied in countries other than USA much experiences have been drawn and lessons learnt about how to adapt the practice to the local context in order to yield expected outcomes. This project is another attempt in that direction taking the advantage of team members who come from different countries in various continents outside of USA. It is hoped that we can bring in various experiences, lessons, and perspectives of project management on a global scale. The specific objective of the paper is to gather international experiences, lessons, and cases studies in managing projects in different countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East. This paper will serve as a handbook for project managers who are going to be responsible in managing projects in the international arena. It will provide the managers with tips and lessons on what obstacles they might encounter, what cultural aspects they should pay attention to in order to get the work done efficiently and effectively when managing in a place other than their home country.


This project is only available to students, faculty, and staff of Portland State University.

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