25 August 2023

Jonas Söderlund, a distinguished scholar and professor at Linköping University, has been awarded the prestigious PMI Research Achievement Award. This esteemed award recognises his significant contributions to the field of project management.

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"I am extremely happy for the award. It is wonderful to get recognition from colleagues for all the hard work that I have put into this field of research for so many years," says professor Jonas Söderlund at Linköping University.

The PMI Research Achievement Award, presented by the Project Management Institute (PMI), honors an individuals who have made significant advancements in the field of project management through their outstanding scholarly work.

Jonas Söderlund’s research has played a pivotal role in shaping and advancing the understanding of projects. His work and leadership have made a lasting impact on project management research for over two decades.

Jonas Söderlund. The award committee states:“Jonas has developed pioneering research which is incomparable in its depth and range of subjects covered. Jonas’ work and leadership have shaped the research in project management for more than two decades. His insightful, extensive, and impactful body of work became 'must reads' to project scholars and have enduring value to the project community."

“I have been fortunate to work for many good universities and business schools around the world. But there are three things that I would like to emphasize: great colleagues, brilliant mentors and hard work,” points out Jonas Söderlund.

PMI Research Achievement Award

The PMI Research Achievement Award recognizes and honors an individual whose work has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices of project management through a published body of academic research. The award has been given since 2003.

Short biography of Jonas Söderlund 

Jonas Söderlund, born on June 1, 1971, is a Swedish management scholar and professor. He has an impressive academic background, with studies at prestigious universities such as Harvard University, MIT, and Linköping University, where he obtained his doctorate in business administration in 2000.

 Söderlund has been active as a visiting scholar at several international universities and business schools around the world, including Paris, Sydney, Boston, Naples, and Rome. He was a professor of management studies at BI Norwegian Business School 2007-2021. From 2021 he holds the chair in strategy and organization at Linköping University.

He has received recognition and awards for his research on project-based firms and project management. Söderlund's research targets project-based firms, the development of dynamic capabilities, knowledge integration in projects. He has also investigated how time and temporality affect project-based work and how project workers navigate boundary situations.

Jonas Söderlund has published nearly 100 scientific articles and around 20 books, establishing himself as one of the most cited researchers in business administration in Scandinavia. His research has been highly appreciated both nationally and internationally and has been ground-breaking in the field of project management and project-based work.



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