Ermal Hetemi

Ermal Hetemi




UPM - Madrid


KTH – Stockholm



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Ermal Hetemi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Business Administration and Statistics at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), and the Department of Industrial Economics and Management at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (Sweden).

He holds a BSc. in Civil Engineering with honors from Public University of Pristina, Kosovo. In 2013, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship from the US Embassy in Kosovo to study his MSc., graduating on 2015 with distinction from Eastern Michigan University (MI. United States) he majored in Construction Management and minored in Project Management. His main research interest involves: o Exploring risk management, stakeholders, and complexities encountered in infrastructure delivery, from front-end planning to project execution and handover; o Managing across organisational boundaries in project involving multiple parties as well as in programs, portfolios, and the handover from project to operations; o Innovation in megaprojects, exploring capability development to improve project performance; Before joining EDIM on May 2016, Ermal Hetemi has earned an excellent competency in the procedures and mechanisms of planning and assuring the implementation of extensive work contracts funded from the EU structural funds. In addition, he has earned solid skills in management serving in international environment, developing a professional career including job-positions in companies:

  • Engineer, Head of Technical Support at HENKEL Co. Pristina Kosovo;
  • Organisational Management & Building Technology Lecturer at University of Pristina;
  • Assistant Project Manager at BASF Co. Wyandotte, MI. United States;
  • Engineer, Consultant at Pristina Regional Agency;


Hetemi, E., Ordieres, J., Nuur, C. “Exploring mechanisms underlying lock-in in large infrastructure projects: A management of project perspective” CENTERIS - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, Barcelona (Spain), 8th – 10th November 2017

Hetemi, E., Ordieres, J., Nuur, C. & Engwall, M. “Revisiting the past and addressing the future of large infrastructure projects” IE Doctoral Consortium, Madrid (Spain), 19th – 21st

May 2017 Hetemi, E. “Attitudes toward Integrated Project Delivery” PMI Global Congress North America, Donald S. Barrie Award Recipient, Orlando FL. 12th – 13th October 2015

Current research:

  • Revisiting the Past and Addressing the Future of Large Infrastructure Projects
  • Exploring mechanisms underlying lock-in in large infrastructure projects: A management of project perspective

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