Prof. Lavagnon IKA

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    University of Ottawa

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Lavagnon Ika, MSc, PhD is Professor of Project Management, founding director of the Observatory on Large Projects and former Director of the MSc Program in Management at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. For the past 20 years, he has taught project management around the world. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Project Management (IJPM) and a member of the Academic Boards of the international project management associations Project Management Institute (PMI) and International Project Management Association (IPMA). Professor Ika has been a visiting professor at the Skema Business School in France, the Swinburne Business School in Australia, the Institute of Public Project and Cost Engineering of the Tianjin University of Technology in China, the African School of Economics in Benin, the CESAG Business School in Senegal and the World Bank in Washington, DC. Professor Ika’s research has been published in prestigious journals such as International Journal of Project Management, Project Management Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Production Planning and Control, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Research in Transportation Economics, World Development, and Development in Practice. His work has earned him three Emerald Publishing House Awards of Excellence (Best Reviewer Award in 2018, Outstanding Paper in 2017, and Highly Commended Paper Award in 2011), as well as two IPMA Awards of Excellence (Research Award in 2017 and Contribution of a Young Researcher Award in 2012). He was awarded the Telfer Innovative Researcher Award in 2017. Several of his articles have received praise from practitioners.