Bill Young – Cultural Influences in Project Management


BILL-YOUNGBill Young who lives and works in China gives a candid account of the importance of cultural influences in projects and business. Western culture is very different to Chinese culture and you must get to understand how Chinese people think and work in business.  He also encourages people to start by being self critical of their own culture.  Bill concludes by giving three helpful tips to support the successful handling of cultural influences.

William Young PhD (Melb), MBA, M.Eng, B.Eng (Mech), CPPD, FIEAust, FAIPM. William has over 30 years’ experience in engineering, business, and project management. He has been responsible for a diverse range of process chemical and mining developments working across Australia / NZ, in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. He is the former President of the Australian Institute of Project Management (2007-2011), and current President of the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm). He is a member of IPMA’s Research Management Board, and is a ‘Global Advisor’ to the electronic PM World Journal.

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