Stephane Tywoniak is professor of Complex Project Management at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa (Canada). He has over twenty years' experience teaching strategy, systems thinking, entrepreneurship and project management. His academic coordination track record includes: La Rochelle Business School (Project Management and Entrepreneurship Master's majors) MBA Director (Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane, Australia -2014/15); Academic Director and Founder, Executive Master in Complex Project Management (QUT, 2007/08 and 2012/14), PhD Coordinator (QUT School of Management, 2008/10).
He has extensive experience in executive education and consulting with major project-based organisations in government and industry (Australia, UK, Canada, USA).
His main research interest is the strategic interactions between business and society in complex projects/programs and strategic decision making, with a specific interest on how business organisations gain, maintain, and lose legitimacy. He has been published in Organization, International Journal of Project Management, and other international journals. He serves as the associate editor for project management on the editorial board of Systems Research and Behavioral Science, and as the associate editor for institutional theory and strategy on the editorial board of Journal of Management and Organization.
Publications during the last 7 years
Chapters in Books
Tywoniak, S.A. and Bredillet, C.N. Project Governance and Risk Management: from First Order Economizing to Second Order Complexity. In Sankaran, S., Muller, R. and Drouin, N.. Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Project Management. UK: Cambridge, 2017.
Bredillet, C.N., Tywoniak, S.A. and Dwivedula, R. The rigour vs. relevance debate within the Project. In Wagner, R. and Rietiker, S.. Theory meets Practice in Projects. GPM Book Series / IPMA, 2014.
Papers in Refereed Journals
Galvin, P. and Tywoniak, S.A. 2019. How organizational boundary choices impact capability development. Construction Management and Economics.
Bredillet, C.N., Tywoniak, S.A. and Tootoonchy, M. 2018. Why and how do project management offices change? A structural analysis approach. International Journal of Project Management, 36(5): 774-761.
Bredillet, C.N., Tywoniak, S.A. and Tootoonchy, M. 2018. Exploring the dynamics of project management office and portfolio management co-evolution: A routine lens. International Journal of Project Management, 36(1): 27-42.
Bredillet, C.N. and Tywoniak, S.A. 2016. Genesis of the special issue. International Journal of Project Management, 34(7): 1322-1327.
Bredillet, C.N., Tywoniak, S.A. and Dwivedula, R. 2015. Reconnecting Theory and Practice in Pluralistic Contexts: Issues and Aristotelian Considerations. Project Management Journal, 46(2): 6-20.
Bredillet, C.N., Tywoniak, S.A. and Dwivedula, R. 2015. What is a good project manager? An Aristotelian perspective. International Journal of Project Management, 33(2): 254-266.
Tywoniak, S.A., Tootoonchy, M. and Bredillet, C.N. 2015. Grasping The Dynamics Of Co-Evolution Between Pmo And Pfm: A Boxchanging Multilevel Exploratory Research Grounded In A Routine. Journal of Modern Project Management, 2(3): 90-107.
Coeurderoy, R., Davidsson, P., Lwango, A., Murray, G. and Tywoniak, S.A. 2013. L'internationalisation des jeunes entreprises de hautes technologies : Le rôle des compétences internationales des fondateurs [The internationalization of new technology based firms : the role of the international skills of founding teams]. Finance, Contrôle, Stratégie, 16(1).
Funded Research during the last 7 years
Funded Research during the last 7 years
||QUT Teaching and Learning Grant
||Developing Threshold Course Learning Outcomes for Complex Project Management AQF Level 8 and 9
|| $ 5,000
||High Commission of Canada in Australia
||Social Legitimacy of Oil Sands Mining
|| $ 60,000
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator