9 February 2017
Effective Leadership in Project Environment
“The CityU DBA programme does not only strive to generate quality knowledge through rigorous research; it also emphasizes on applying the research in real business scenario as well as sharing the knowledge so as to bring meaningful impact in the society” was the essence of the opening remarks of Professor Muammer Ozer, DBA Programme Director, at the DBA research seminar on Effective Leadership in Project Environment held on 19 January 2017 at CityU.
Ms. Monica Tang, a CityU DBA candidate, realized this DBA spirit by bringing together College of Business Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme, the City University Hong Kong DBA community (DBAC), and the Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter (PMI) and jointly organized a research seminar for sharing her research findings and insights on the captioned topic.
Mr. Jude Chow, Chariman of DBAC, announced the start of the seminar with an introduction of the organizers and speaker, followed by welcoming speeches by Professor Ozer and Mr. Anthony Tsui, VP Programs of PMI Hong Kong Chapter.
In many organizations, project teams are formed to respond to increasing competition and successful project management becomes essential for improving organizational performance. Echoing and addressing to this growing trend, Ms. Tang’s research topic attracted a full house of close to 60 participants from various backgrounds to the event.
Ms. Tang discussed on the characteristics of project environments and introduced participative leadership and its practical application and challenges. The subject stimulated constructive discussions on the ground and the participants continued fruitful discussions at the networking dinner after the event.
Drawing to the end of the seminar, Ms. Tang thanked the audience for their participation, the co-organizers for their contribution, and expressed gratitude and appreciation for the financial sponsorship by the Teaching Excellence Award Grant from Professor Ozer, which encouraged and facilitated the possibility of research sharing seminars.