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Professor Rodney Turner

MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), BE (Auck) CEng, FIMechE, FAPM, MInstD
Professor of Project Management
Accounting, Finance and Informatics

Rodney.Turner@kingston.ac.uk

Biography

Rodney Turner is Professor of Project Management at Kingston Business School and at SKEMA Business School, in Lille France where he is Scientific Director for the PhD in Project and Programme Management at.  He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and the Kemmy Business School, Limerick.  During the academic year 2012-3 he has been Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Berlin.

Rodney was educated at Auckland University where he did a Bachelor of Engineering and Oxford University where he received an MSc in Industrial mathematics and a DPhil in Engineering Science.

Rodney was introduced to project management working for ICI as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the petrochemical industry.  He then worked for Coopers and Lybrand as a management consultant, working in shipbuilding, manufacturing, telecommunications, computing, finance, government, and other areas.

Rodney is the author or editor of sixteen books, including The Handbook of Project-based Management, the best selling book published by McGraw-Hill, and the Gower Handbook of Project Management.  He is editor of The International Journal of Project Management.  He lectures on project management world wide.  His research areas cover project management in small to medium-enterprises, the management of complex projects, the governance of project management, including ethics and trust, project leadership and Human Resource Management in the project-oriented firm.

Rodney is Vice President, Honorary Fellow and former chairman of the UK’s Association for Project Management, and Honorary Fellow and former President and Chairman of the International Project Management Association.  From 1997 to 2005, he returned to the process plant industry as Operations Director of the Benelux Region of the European Construction Institute.  He is a member of the Institute of Directors, and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Research Interest(s)

Governance, Trust and Ethics in Project Management; Project Management in Small to Medium-sized Enterprises; Emotionally Competent Project Leadership; Leadership of Program and Portfolio Managers; Monitoring success of complex projects;  Human Resource Management in the Project Oriented Organization

Recent Publications

Number of items: 68.

Article

Turner, J. Rodney, Anbari, Frank and Bredillet, Christophe (2013) Perspectives on research in project management: the nine schools. Global Business Perspectives, 1(1), pp. 3-28. ISSN (print) 2194-0061

Xue, Yan, Turner, J. Rodney, Lecoeuvre, Laurence and Anbari, Frank (2013) Using results-based monitoring and evaluation to deliver results on key infrastructure projects in China. Global Business Perspectives, 1(2), pp. 85-105. ISSN (print) 2194-0061

Keegan, Anne, Huemann, Martina and Turner, J. Rodney (2012) Beyond the line: exploring the HRM responsibilities of line managers, project managers and the HRM department in four project-oriented companies in the Netherlands, Austria, the UK and the USA. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(15), pp. 3085-3104. ISSN (print) 0958-5192

Turner, Rodney and Zolin, Roxanne (2012) Forecasting success on large projects: developing reliable scales to predict multiple perspectives by multiple stakeholders over multiple time frames. Project Management Journal, 43(5), pp. 87-99. ISSN (print) 8756-9728

Eweje, John, Turner, Rodney and Müller, Ralf (2012) Maximizing strategic value from megaprojects: the influence of information-feed on decision-making by the project manager. International Journal of Project Management, 30(6), pp. 639-651. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Shao, Jingting, Müller, Ralf and Turner, J. Rodney (2012) Measuring program success. Project Management Journal, 43(1), pp. 37-49. ISSN (print) 8756-9728

Turner, Rodney, Ledwith, Ann and Kelly, John (2012) Project management in small to medium-sized enterprises: tailoring the practices to the size of company. Management Decision, 50(5), pp. 942-957. ISSN (print) 0025-1747

Muller, R., Geraldi, J. and Turner, J.R. (2012) Relationships between leadership and success in different types of project complexities. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 59(1), pp. 77-90. ISSN (print) 0018-9391

Müller, Ralf and Turner, Rodney (2010) Attitudes and leadership competences for project success. Baltic Journal of Management, 5(3), pp. 307-329. ISSN (print) 1746-5265

Müller, Ralf and Turner, Rodney (2010) Leadership competency profiles of successful project managers. International Journal of Project Management, 28(5), pp. 437-448. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Turner, Rodney, Ledwith, Ann and Kelly, John (2010) Project management in small to medium-sized enterprises: matching processes to the nature of the firm. International Journal of Project Management, 28(8), pp. 744-755. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Turner, J. Rodney, Müller, Ralf and Dulewicz, Vic (2009) Comparing the leadership styles of functional and project managers. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 2(2), pp. 198-216. ISSN (print) 1753-8378

Turner, J. Rodney, Ledwith, Ann and Kelly, John (2009) Project management in small to medium-sized enterprises: a comparison between firms by size and industry. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 2(2), pp. 282-296. ISSN (print) 1753-8378

Turner, Rodney, Huemann, Martina and Keegan, Anne (2008) Human resource management in the project-oriented organization: employee well-being and ethical treatment. International Journal of Project Management, 26(5), pp. 577-585. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Geraldi, Joana G., Turner, J. Rodney, Maylor, Harvey, Söderholm, Anders, Hobday, Mike and Brady, Tim (2008) Innovation in project management: voices of researchers. International Journal of Project Management, 26(5), pp. 586-589. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Huemann, Martina, Keegan, Anne and Turner, J. Rodney (2007) Human resource management in the project-oriented company: a review. International Journal of Project Management, 25(3), pp. 315-323. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Müller, Ralf and Turner, J. Rodney (2007) Matching the project manager’s leadership style to project type. International Journal of Project Management, 25(1), pp. 21-32. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Müller, Ralf and Turner, Rodney (2007) The influence of project managers on project success criteria and project success by type of project. European Management Journal, 25(4), pp. 298-309. ISSN (print) 0263-2373

Crawford, Lynn, Hobbs, Brian and Turner, J. Rodney (2006) Aligning capability with strategy: categorizing projects to do the right projects and to do them right. Project Management Journal, 37(2), pp. 38-50. ISSN (print) 8756-9728

Turner, J. Rodney (2006) Towards a theory of project management: the nature of the project. International Journal of Project Management, 24(1), pp. 1-3. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Müller, Ralf and Turner, J. Rodney (2005) The impact of principal–agent relationship and contract type on communication between project owner and manager. International Journal of Project Management, 23(5), pp. 398-403. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Turner, J. Rodney and Müller, Ralf (2005) The project manager's leadership style as a success factor on projects: a literature review. Project Management Journal, 36(2), pp. 49-61. ISSN (print) 8756-9728

Turner, J. Rodney and Müller, Ralf (2004) Communication and co-operation on projects between the project owner as principal and the project manager as agent. European Management Journal, 22(3), pp. 327-336. ISSN (print) 0263-2373

Turner, J. Rodney (2004) Farsighted project contract management: incomplete in its entirety. Construction Management and Economics, 22(1), pp. 75-83. ISSN (print) 0144-6193

Turner, J. Rodney and Müller, Ralf (2003) On the nature of the project as a temporary organization. International Journal of Project Management, 21(1), pp. 1-8. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Turner, J Rodney, Keegan, Anne E and Crawford, Lynn (2002) Delivering improved project management maturity through experiential learning. Project Management, 8(1), pp. 72-81. ISSN (print) 1455-4186

Veil, Cornelia and Turner, J. Rodney (2002) Group efficiency improvement: how to liberate energy in project groups. International Journal of Project Management, 20(2), pp. 137-142. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Keegan, Anne and Turner, J.Rodney (2002) The management of innovation in project-based firms. Long Range Planning, 35(4), pp. 367-388. ISSN (print) 0024-6301

Turner, J.Rodney and Keegan, Anne (2001) Mechanisms of governance in the project-based organization: roles of the broker and steward. European Management Journal, 19(3), pp. 254-267. ISSN (print) 0263-2373

Turner, J. Rodney and Simister, Stephen J. (2001) Project contract management and a theory of organization. International Journal of Project Management, 19(8), pp. 457-464. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Turner, J. Rodney and Huemann, Martina (2001) Project management education in project-oriented societies. Project Management, 7(1), pp. 7-13. ISSN (print) 1455-4186

Keegan, Anne and Turner, J. Rodney (2001) Quantity versus quality in project-based learning practices. Management Learning, 32(1), pp. 77-98. ISSN (print) 1350-5076

Müller, Ralf and Turner, J. Rodney (2001) The impact of performance in project management knowledge areas on earned value results in information technology projects. Project Management, 7(1), pp. 44-50. ISSN (print) 1455-4186

Turner, J. Rodney and Huemann, Martina (2000) Current and future trends in the education in project managers. Project Management, 6(1), pp. 20-26. ISSN (print) 1455-4186

Turner, J. Rodney and Keegan, Anne (2000) The management of operations in the project-based organisation. Journal of Change Management, 1(2), pp. 131-148. ISSN (print) 1469-7017

Payne, John H. and Turner, J. Rodney (1999) Company-wide project management: the planning and control of programmes of projects of different type. International Journal of Project Management, 17(1), pp. 55-59. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Turner, J.Rodney and Keegan, Anne (1999) The versatile project-based organization: governance and operational control. European Management Journal, 17(3), pp. 296-309. ISSN (print) 0263-2373

Turner, J Rodney and Payne Esq, John H (1997) The problem of projects of differing size and skill mix. Project Management, 3(1), pp. 14-17. ISSN (print) 1455-4186

Turner, Rodney (1997) The versatile organisation: achieving centuries of sustainable growth. European Management Journal, 15(5), pp. 509-522. ISSN (print) 0263-2373

Turner, J. Rodney and Peymai, Reza (1995) Process management: the versatile approach to achieving quality in project-based organizations. Journal of General Management, 21(1), pp. 47-61. ISSN (print) 0306-3070

Turner, J.R. and Cochrane, R.A. (1993) Goals-and-methods matrix: coping with projects with ill defined goals and/or methods of achieving them. International Journal of Project Management, 11(2), pp. 93-102. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Turner, JR and Speiser, A (1992) Programme management and its information systems requirements. International Journal of Project Management, 10(4), pp. 196-206. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Turner, J Rodney, Grude, Kristoffer V, Haug, Tor and Andersen, Erling S (1988) Corporate development: balancing changes to people, systems and organization. International Journal of Project Management, 6(1), pp. 27-32. ISSN (print) 0263-7863

Book

Turner, Rodney, Huemann, Martina, Anbari, Frank and Bredillet, Christophe (2010) Perspectives on projects. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. 346p. ISBN 9780415993746

Müller, Ralf and Turner, J. Rodney (2010) Project-oriented leadership. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. 98p. (Advances in Project Management) ISBN 9780566089237

Turner, J. Rodney (2009) The handbook of project-based management: leading strategic change in organizations. 3rd ed. London, U.K. : McGraw-Hill. 452p. ISBN 9780071549745

Turner, J. Rodney, Huemann, Martina and Keegan, Anne (2008) Human resource management in the project-oriented organization. Newtown Square, U.S. : Project Management Institute. ISBN 9781933890364

Turner, J. Rodney, ed. (2007) Gower handbook of project management. 4th ed. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. 871p. ISBN 9780566088063

Turner, J. Rodney and Müller, Ralf (2006) Choosing appropriate project managers: matching their leadership style to the type of project. Newtown Square, U.S. : Project Management Institute. 117p. ISBN 9781933890203

Crawford, Lynn, Hobbs, J. Brian and Turner, J. Rodney (2005) Project categorization systems: aligning capability with strategy for better results. Newtown Square, U.S. : Project Management Institute. 171p. ISBN 9781930699380

Book Section

Crawford, Lynn and Turner, Rodney (2007) Developing project management capability of organizations. In: Turner, J. Rodney, (ed.) Gower handbook of project management. 4th ed. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. pp. 695-719. ISBN 9780566088063

Keegan, Anne, Turner, Rodney and Huemann, Martina (2007) Managing human resources in the project-based organization. In: Turner, J. Rodney, (ed.) Gower handbook of project management. 4th ed. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. pp. 649-676. ISBN 9780566088063

Huemann, Martina, Turner, Rodney and Keegan, Anne (2007) Managing human resources in the project-oriented company. In: Morris, Peter W. G. and Pinto, Jeffrey K., (eds.) The Wiley guide to project organization and project management competencies. Hoboken, U.S. : John Wiley & Sons. pp. 117-142. (The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects) ISBN 9780470226834

Turner, Rodney and Huemann, Martina (2007) Managing quality. In: Turner, J. Rodney, (ed.) Gower handbook of project management. 4th ed. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. pp. 315-332. ISBN 9780566088063

Turner, Rodney (2007) Managing scope - configuration and work methods. In: Turner, J. Rodney, (ed.) Gower handbook of project management. 4th ed. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. pp. 275-301. ISBN 9780566088063

Turner, Rodney and Keegan, Anne (2007) Managing technology: innovation, learning and maturity. In: Morris, Peter W. G. and Pinto, Jeffrey K., (eds.) The Wiley guide to project technology, supply chain and procurement management. Hoboken, U.S. : John Wiley & Sons. pp. 177-200. (The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects) ISBN 9780470226827

Chen, Zhen, Li, Heng and Turner, Rodney (2007) Managing the environment. In: Turner, J. Rodney, (ed.) Gower handbook of project management. 4th ed. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. pp. 483-521. ISBN 9780566088063

Turner, Rodney (2007) Project success and strategy. In: Turner, J. Rodney, (ed.) Gower handbook of project management. 4th ed. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. pp. 111-126. ISBN 9780566088063

Turner, Rodney (2007) Projects and their management. In: Turner, J. Rodney, (ed.) Gower handbook of project management. 4th ed. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. pp. 95-110. ISBN 9780566088063

Turner, Rodney (2007) The financing of projects. In: Morris, Peter W. G. and Pinto, Jeffrey K., (eds.) The Wiley guide to project, program and portfolio management. Hoboken, U.S. : John Wiley & Sons. pp. 290-308. (The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects) ISBN 9780470226858

Turner, Rodney (2007) A handbook for project management practitioners. In: Turner, J. Rodney, (ed.) Gower handbook of project management. 4th ed. Farnham, U.K. : Gower Publishing Limited. pp. 1-19. ISBN 9780566088063

Conference or Workshop Item

Turner, Rodney, Patel, Koninika and Lecoeuvre, Laurence (2012) Integrating project marketing with project management. In: European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference 2012: Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organizational Performance and Human Excellence; 6-8 Jun 2012, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Alvarez-Dionisi, Luis Emilio and Turner, J. Rodney (2012) Project governance: reviewing the past, envisioning the future. In: Project Management Institute (PMI) Research and Education Conference 2012; 15-18 Jul 2012, Limerick, Ireland.

Turner, Rodney, Lewith, Ann and Lecoeuvre, Laurence (2012) Project management in small to medium-sized enterprises: practices adopted in North America. In: Project Management Institute (PMI) Research and Education Conference 2012; 15-18 Jul 2012, Limerick, Ireland.

Staadt, Jürgen and Turner, Rodney (2012) Soft systems methodology reveals oppressive social environment in a public organisation: a single case study in the housing domain. In: European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference 2012: Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organizational Performance and Human Excellence; 6-8 Jun 2012, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Müller, Ralf, Anderson, Erling S., Kvalnes, Øyvind, Shao, Jingting, Sankaran, Shankar, Turner, J. Rodney, Biesenthal, Chris, Walker, Derek H. T. and Gudergan, Siegfried (2012) The interrelationship of governance, trust and ethics in temporary organisations. In: Project Management Institute (PMI) Research and Education Conference 2012; 15-18 Jul 2012, Limerick, Ireland.

Turner, Rodney, Eweje, John and Müller, Ralf (2011) Maximising strategic value from megaprojects: the influence of information-feed on decision-making by the project manager. In: European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference 2011: Management Culture in the 21st Century; 1-4 Jun 2011, Tallinn, Estonia.

Turner, Rodney, Xue, Yan and Anbari, Frank (2010) Achieving results from major infrastructure projects in China using a results-based monitoring and evaluation system. In: European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference 2010: Back to the future; 19-22 May 2010, Rome, Italy.

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