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Ash, R. (2009). An examination of engineering personnel assignment policies in the multi-project, capacity constrained situation. Engineering Management Journal, 21(4), 58–70.

Bayer Corporation: Sustaining a future. (2007). Chemical Week, 169(21), 16.

Blichfeldt, B., & Eskerod, P. (2008). Project portfolio management—There’s more to it than what management enacts. International Journal of Project Management, 26(4), 357–365.

Brodnik, M., Plouse, R., & Leip, T. (2009). Why do I need all that process? I’m only a small project. Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute, 23(1), 6–8.

Bryde, D. & Leighton, D. (2009). Improving HEI productivity and performance through project management: Implications from a benchmarking case study. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 37(5), 705–721.

Caron, F., Fumagalli, M., & Rigamonti, A. (2007). Engineering and contracting projects:  A value at risk based approach to portfolio balancing. International Journal of Project Management, 25(6), 569–578.

Chmieliauskas, A., Būda, V., Stasiukynaitė, R., & Viliūunas, V. (2007). Maturity of project oriented organizations: Lithuanian case. Management Horizons: Visions and Challenges, 51–69.

Cooper, R. (2009). Effective gating. Marketing Management, 18(2), 12–17.

Crawford, J. (2006). The project management maturity model. Information Systems Management, 23(4), 50–58.

Davis, P., & Walker, D. (2009). Building capability in construction projects: a relationship-based approach. Engineering Construction & Architectural Management, 16(5), 475–489.

Day, G. (2007). Is it real? Can we win? Is it worth doing? Managing risk and reward in an innovation portfolio. Harvard Business Review, 85(12), 110–120.

DeMacedo-Soares, T., Mayrink, E., & Cavalieri, A. (2009). Strategic fit of project management at a Brazilian state-owned firm: The case of Eletronuclear. Journal of Global Business & Technology, 5(2), 114.

Flynn, D., Pan, G., Keil, M., & Mähring, M. (2009). De-escalating IT projects: The DMM model. Communication of the ACM, 52(10), 131–134.

Hubbard, G. (2009). Measuring organizational performance: Beyond the triple bottom line. Business Strategy & the Environment, 18(3), 177–191.

Jonas, D. (2010). Empowering project portfolio managers: How management involvement impacts project portfolio management performance. International Journal of Project Management, 28(8), 818–831.

Kendrick, T. (2009). Chapter 13: Program, portfolio, and enterprise risk management. In Identifying and managing project risk: Essential tools for failure-proofing your project (pp. 301–331). New York, NY: AMACOM.

Koç, A., Morton, D., Popova, E. Hess, S., Kee, E., & Richards, D. (2009). Prioritizing project selection. The Engineering Economist, 54(4), 267–297.

Meskendahl, S. (2010). The influence of business strategy on project portfolio management and its success—A conceptual framework. International Journal of Project Management, 28(8), 807817.

Mitchell, R., Hunt, F., & Probert, D. (2010). Valuing and comparing small portfolios. Research Technology Management, 53(2), 43–54.

Müller, R., Martinsuo, M., & Blomquist, T. (2008). Project portfolio control and portfolio management performance in different contexts. Project Management Journal, 39(3), 28–42.

Schieg, M. (2009). The model of corporate social responsibility in project management. Business: Theory & Practice, 10(4), 315–321.

Shehu, Z., & Akintoye, A. (2009). Construction programme management theory and practice: Contextual and pragmatic approach. International Journal of Project Management, 27(7), 703–716.

Skulmoski, G. J., & Hartman, F. T. (2010). Information systems project manager soft competencies: A project-phase investigation. Project Management Journal, 41(1), 61-80. doi:10.1002/pmj.20146

Yazici, H. (2009). The role of project management maturity and organizational culture in perceived performance. Project Management Journal, 40(3), 14–33.

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