Department of Organization

  • Centre for Advanced Studies on Project Management
Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.84
E-mail: jge.ioa@cbs.dk
The number and relevance of projects is growing at a staggering pace. This phenomena transformed organizations and is today changing the nature of social and economic action in society. Accompanying this development is the need to organize for projects, and to theorize about it. I study human and organizational behaviour in projects and develop behaviour-centric organizational contexts for projects. 
I am Project Studies scholar, that is, I am part of the research community that studies projects, programs and portfolios. My empirical contexts are in projects and project organizing across different industrial contexts, in particular, large engineering projects, IT, construction and wind industries. My research earned international awards and led to over 50 publications, most of which in the key project journals and conferences.
In the recent years, I came to recognise the relevant of decisions and behaviours in decisions to projects, and have since studied how decisions happen in projects, and how objects, and in particular, visualizations, can inform (and misinform) decisions.
My office hours: Tuesdays from 14.00 to 15.30
Please send me an e-mail beforehand, to confirm that I will be at the office.
Primary research areas
  • Project organizing
  • Project society
  • Organizational and behavioral decision making
  • Visualization


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  • Decisions, uncertainty and ambiguity

PhD Supervision:

  • 2015 – now: Verena Stingl (primary supervisor) on simple heuristics and decision making under uncertainty in project-based organizing).

Master Thesis: I supervised over 40 bachelor and master theses. Examples from 2017:

  • Maximilian Schriewersmann (in collaboration with Rambøll, supervised with Verena Stingl): Quick sifts – a qualitative study on experts’ criteria and heuristics for selecting project opportunities at Rambøll.

  • Marisa Ferreira Silva: Managing projects for legacy: The role of institutional barriers in Rio Olympics 2016.

  • Andrzej Rogala: Visual Design Communication for Project Execution: The Case of 1:1 Scale Mock-Ups for a Pharmaceutical Production Facility (in collaboration with NNE, supervised with Anja Maier)

Selected publications
  • Stingl, V. & Geraldi, J. (2017) Errors, lies and misunderstandings: Framing the literature on decision behaviour in projects. International Journal of Project Management, 35 (2), 121-135.
  • Geraldi, J. & Söderlund, J. (2018) Project Studies: What it is, where it is going. International Journal of Project Management 36 (1), 55-70.
  • Geraldi, J., Thuesen, C., Oehmen, J. & Stingl, V. (2017). Doing Projects: A Nordic Flavour to Managing Projects. Danish Standard Association.
  • Jensen, A. F., Thuesen, C. & Geraldi, J. (2016) The projectification of everything: Projects as a human condition. Project Management Journal, 47(3), pp. 21-34.
  • Geraldi, J. G. (2008). The balance between order and chaos in multi-project firms: A conceptual model. International Journal of Project Management, 26(4), 348-356.
Publications sorted by:
Jane Bjørn Vedel; Joana Geraldi / A ‘Stranger’ in the Making of Strategy : A Process Perspective of Project Portfolio Management in a Pharmaceutical Firm.
In: International Journal of Project Management, 10.6.2020
Journal article > peer review
Joana Geraldi; Iben Stjerne; Josef Oehmen / Acting in Time : Temporal Work Enacting Tensions at the Interface between Temporary and Permanent Organizations.
In: Tensions and Paradoxes in Temporary Organizing. ed. /Timo Braun; Joseph Lampel. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2020, p. 81-103 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 67)
Book chapter > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Joana Geraldi; Matthias Wenzel / Adopting Openness with Closed Eyes : Mobilizing Participation in Agile-based Open Strategy Processes.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Joana Geraldi; Jonas Söderlund; Alfons van Marrewijk / Advancing Theory and Debate in Project Studies
In: Project Management Journal, Vol. 51, No. 4, 2020, 6 p., p. 351-356
Editorial > peer review
Miia Martinsuo; Joana Geraldi; Tina Karrbom Gustavsson; Joseph Lampel / Editorial : Actors, Practices, and Strategy Connections in Multi-project Management.
In: International Journal of Project Management, 2020, 5 p.
Miia Martinsuo; Joana Geraldi / Management of Project Portfolios : Relationships of Project Portfolios With Their Contexts.
In: International Journal of Project Management, 13.3.2020
Journal article > peer review
Catherine P. Killen; Joana Geraldi; Alexander Kock / The Role of Decision Makers’ Use of Visualizations in Project Portfolio Decision Making
In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 38, No. 5, 7.2020, p. 267-277
Journal article > peer review
Per Svejvig; Joana Geraldi; Sara Grex / Accelerating Time to Impact : Deconstructing Practices to Achieve Project Value.
In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 37, No. 5, 7.2019, p. 784-801
Journal article > peer review
Verena Stingl; Joana Geraldi / Cognitive Processes of Risk and Opportunity Identification : A Problem-solving Perspective.
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Efrosyni Konstantinou; Vedran Zerjav; Sittimont Kanjanabootra; Satu Teerikangas; Magnus Hellström; Christian Thuesen; Joana Geraldi; Kimberly Cornfield; Andrew Edkins; Daniel Nicholls; Peter Morris / Evidence-based Interventions and Strategies for the Grand Challenges Approach : The Need for Judgement.
Paper presented at 17th Annual Engineering Project Organization Conference. EPOC 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
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Outside activities
Alma Mater Europaea ECM
Member of committee for evaluation of intermediary PhD presentations, and speech to PhD students
CBS Business
Delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management
CBS Business
Delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management
Delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management (twice in 2019)
CBS Business
Delivery of a one-day course and related online material for the Industrial PhD course on project management