Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Blended Learning in Project Management An Overview of the Operations Research & Scheduling Group

Mario Vanhoucke
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University; Belgium Technology and Operations Management Area, Vlerick Business School, Ghent, Belgium; University College London, United Kingdom


In this manuscript, an overview is given of the activities done at the Operations Research and Scheduling (OR&S) research group of the faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University. Unlike the book published by Vanhoucke (2013a) that gives a summary of all academic and professional activities done in the field of Project Management in collaboration with the OR&S group, the focus of the current manuscript lies on academic publications and the integration of these published results in teaching activities.

An overview is given of the publications from the very beginning till today, and some of the topics that have led to publications are discussed in somewhat more detail. Moreover, it is shown how the research results have been used in the classroom to actively involve students in our research activities.

A clear focus is put on Integrated Project Management and Control, but references to other research areas are also given. This overview article can be useful to Project Management (PM) students and teachers, as well as to PM professionals who are interested in the nature of integration between theory and practice that is captured by academic research and that is used in our university teaching activities.

Keywords: Research ,Teaching ,Blended Learning ,Operations Research & Scheduling ,



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