Kam Jugdev, PhD, PMP, MEng, MHSA, BSc, BScN

I enjoy working closely with students as well as writing and teaching courses in project management and strategy. I am experienced in both online and face-to-face formats and have supervised over 50 Applied Project students and a number of graduate students completing their masters and doctoral degrees at various universities.

2003 Doctor of Philosophy, Schulich School of Engineering & Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
1996 Project Management Professional (PMP)
1998 Masters of Engineering in Project Management (MEng), Civil Engineering, University of Calgary
1996 Information Technology Management Certificate, University of Calgary
1991 Masters of Health Services Administration (MHSA), University of Alberta
1988 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), University of Calgary
1978 Bachelor of Science in Cellular & Microbial Biology (BSc), University of Calgary

View Dr. Jugdev’s Publications

2014 – PRESENT

Refereed Journal Articles

Jugdev, K., Mathur, G., & Cook, C. (2018). Linking workplace burnout theories to the project management discipline. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 11(1), 198-221. doi: 10.1108/IJMPB-02-2017-0020

Perkins, D., Jugdev, K., & Mathur, G. (2018). Characteristics of project management assets and project management process outcomes: An exploratory factor analysis. International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, 9(1), 59-77.

Mathur, G., Jugdev, K., & Fung, T. (2014). The relationship between project management process characteristics and performance outcomes. Management Research Review, 37(11), 990-1015.

Jugdev, K., & Wishart, P. (2014). Mutual Caring-Resolving Habituation through Awareness: Supporting Meaningful Learning from Projects. Project Management Journal, 45(2), 66-82.

Drouin, N., & Jugdev, K. (2014). Standing on the shoulders of giants to advance organizational project management International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 7(1) 61-77.

Refereed Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Azevedo, A., & Jugdev, K. (2019, May 24-27). Developing awareness of cultural intelligence capabilities: Enhancing academic resilience and reducing stress/burnout. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON: Administrative Sciences Association of Canada: Management Education Division.

Book Chapters

Kineshanko, M., & Jugdev, K. (2018). Enhancing digital intelligence through communities of learning. In A. Khare & D. Hurst (Eds.), On the Line – Business Education in the Digital Age. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Jugdev, K. (2017). Strengthening the Connections between Strategy and Organizational Project Management. In S. Sankaran, R. Muller, & N. Drouin (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Project Management: Cambridge University Press.

Jugdev, K. (2014). Project management: A strategic asset? In P. C. Dinsmore & J. Cabanis-Brewin (Eds.), The AMA Handbook of Project Management (4th ed., Vol. 1). New York, NY: AMACOM American Management Association

Book Reviews

Jugdev, K. (2019). Book review: Governance and governmentality for projects: Enablers, practices, and consequences, by Ralf Müller. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 12(1), 228-234.

Jugdev, K. (2016). Book review: Digital Project Management: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to a Successful Launch. Plantation, FL: J. Ross Publishing, Inc. Project Management Journal Online, 47(2).

Jugdev, K. (2014). Change, strategy and projects at work [Review of the book Change, strategy and projects at work by R. Jones, R & N. Murray, N. (1 ed., Routledge (2008)].

Conference Papers Presented

Jugdev, K., Cook, C., & Mathur, G. (2016, June 4-6). Determinants of Burnout, Engagement, Turnover, and Retention in Project Managers. Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, CA.

Jugdev, K. (2015, June 13-16). Limitations and Implications of Project Management Institute’s Organizational Project Management Standard: a Content Analysis. Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Halifax, NS.

Jugdev, K. (2014). From Burnout to Engagement in Project Managers. Paper presented at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 21st Annual Conference, Las Vegas.

Other Publications/Presentations

Jugdev, K. (2018, April 27-28). Academic burnout: When lasting exhaustion meets diminished interest Athabasca University Learning Conference: Setting the Bar for Excellence in Online Distance Education. Leduc, Edmonton: Athabasca University.

Jugdev, K. (2016, November 9). I’m Busy Working on My Dissertation… and You Want Me to Think about Project Management as Well? [Pro Skills Research seminar presentation, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Athabasca University]. Athabasca, AB.

Sankaran, S., Drouin, N., Jugdev, K., Killen, C., Aubry, M., Huemann, M., Clegg, S., & van Oorschot, K. (August 6-10, 2016). Organizational project management: Crafting an organizational view of project management. Professional development Workshop presented at the Making Organizations Meaningful, Anaheim, CA. The workshop was sponsored by the Technology in Management Division (primary sponsor), Strategy as Practice Interest Group, and Operations Management Division as secondary sponsors

Jugdev, K. (2014, November 28). The “F” in Group Work: Managing the Free Rider Problem [Faculty of Business Research seminar presentation, Athabasca University]. Athabasca, AB.

May, A., & Jugdev, K. (2014, September). Research Funding & Grant Writing Panel DBA Orientation & Research Workshop, Edmonton, AB: Athabasca University. This workshop was recorded using Adobe Connect for all the Faculty of Graduate Studies participants who attended online or to watch thereafter.

Rubric panel participant hosted by the Centre for Learning Design and Development (March 26, 2014)

I enjoy collaborating with students and colleagues through my research program. My research spans project management as a source of competitive advantage, burnout in project managers, lessons learned, the free rider problem on projects, and project success/failure.

Research Grants

My grant funding totals $332,591 and includes grants from Athabasca University and two grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, for which I am sincerely appreciative.

2019-Present: Institute of Neuro & Behavioural Project Management – Board of advisors
2014-2015, 2018: Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB), Ontario: Program Reviewer

Current Professional Memberships 

  • Academy of Management
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • Project Management Institute

Academic Reviewer


  • Academy of Management: Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada: Management Education, Production & Operations Management


  • IEEE Engineering Management Journal
  • International Journal of Managing Projects in Business (Executive Editorial Board)
  • International Journal of Project Management (International Editorial Board)
  • Journal of Engineering and Technology Management
  • Management Research Review
  • Project Management Journal

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