Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management

Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management

Gilbert Silvius (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands & Van Aetsveld, The Netherlands) and Jennifer Tharp (Mastodon Consulting, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 482
ISBN13: 9781466641778|ISBN10: 1466641770|EISBN13: 9781466641785|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4177-8


Although it remains one of the most significant challenges in recent years, companies are beginning to integrate the ideas of sustainability into organized projects such as marketing, corporate communications, and annual reports. In this case, sustainability remains an important influence on the initiation of project management.

Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management provides a comprehensive understanding of the most important issues, concepts, trends, methodologies, and good practices in sustainability to project management. The research and concepts discussed in this publication are developed by professionals and academics aiming to provide the latest knowledge related to sustainability principles for prospective professionals, academics, and researchers in this area of expertise.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business and Organizational Research
  • Interdisciplinary Technologies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability Integration
  • Sustainable Development

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gilbert Silvius is Professor of Business, IT and Innovation at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. His research interest is the innovation that organizations can achieve with the use of information technology. Prof. Silvius has over 20 years experience as a consultant in the area of business and IT. He joined Utrecht University in 2003 and has since published on IT business value, Business IT Alignment and Project Management.
Jennifer Tharp is President of Mastodon Consulting in San Francisco, CA, USA. She uses project management to drive good corporate governance practices in regulatory compliance, strategic execution and sustainability. Ms. Tharp has over 20 years experience advising high-tech multinational corporations such as Genentech, Nikon, Vodafone and Thomson on technology infrastructure, organizational development, and change management. Profiled by Ziff-Davis Media as a "Great Mind in Development", Jennifer speaks frequently on sustainability and strategy. A past President of the San Francisco Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI SFBAC), she teaches project management and sustainability at University of California, Berkeley.