Maxim Miterev

Maxim Miterev




KTH - Stockholm


POLIMI - Milan


Russian Federation

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Maxim is a Ph.D. student in the European Doctorate in Industrial Management program (EDIM) since September 2012. His research interests involve project governance and project complexity with the focus on emerging collaborative and distributed ways of project organizing in complex environments.

He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Physics with honors from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University).

Maxim Miterev was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to study his M.Sc. in Strategic Project Management, graduating in 2012 with triple degree with distinction from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK), MIP – Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) and Umeå University (Umeå, Sweden).

In 2012 he was awarded a fellowship from the EU to join Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Program organized by the consortium of KTH - Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), POLIMI (Milan, Italy) and UPM (Madrid, Spain), with KTH as a Home University and POLIMI as a Host.

Besides, Maxim Miterev has more than five years of professional experience outside academia, working as a management consultant both at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH and independently, as well as assuming various analytical and managerial positions at Strategy departments and PMOs across a range of industries. This experience has helped him to gain insights on contemporary business environment and crucial challenges organizations face nowadays.

Since August 2015 he has been serving as a reviewer for the International Journal of Project Management.

In April 2014 he received a Highly Commended Thesis award from the Swedish Project Academy for my master thesis "The Nature of The Relationship between Project Complexity and Project Delay" which was defended at Umeå University (Sweden) in January 2012. 


Miterev, M., Engwall, M., & Jerbrant, A. (2015). “Exploring program management competences for various program types”, in International Journal of Project Management, Special issue, in press. doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.07.006

Proceedings on International Scientific Conferences

Miterev, M. “A systematic literature review on Governance in project-based organizations: Conceptualization, underlying assumptions and research agenda”, 2nd EDIM Annual PhD Conference, Milan, Italy, 9th-12th June, 2015.
Miterev, M. “A systematic literature review on Project Governance: Critical evaluation of the theoretical foundation”, ScAIEM 2014, 2nd Conference of Scandinavian Academy of Industrial Engineering and Management, Helsinki, Finland, 17th-19th, November, 2014.
Miterev, M., Engwall, M., & Jerbrant, A. ”Exploring program management competences for different program types”, IPMA WC 2014, 28th World Congress, of the International Project Management Association, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 29th September – 1st October, 2014.
Jerbrant A., Miterev, M., & Engwall, M. “Integrating strategic aspects with project portfolio management: Exploring different ways to deal with organizational dependencies”, 1st EDIM Annual PhD Conference, Milan, Italy, 10th-12th June, 2014.
Miterev, M. & Nedelcu, R. ”The Relationship between Project Complexity and Delay: Case Study of ERP Implementation Projects in Russia”, IAMOT 2013, the 22nd International Conference for Management of Technology, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14th -18th April, 2013.



1. Miterev, M. & Nedelcu, R. (2013). 'The Relationship between Project Complexity and Delay: Case Study of ERP Implementation Projects in Russia', in proceedings of 22nd IAMOT conference, Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 14-18, 2013.


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Current research:

• Project governance transformation drivers and challenges
• Open source / community based perspective on project governance
• The relationship between project complexity and project delay

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