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America-Russia Cooperation in Projects and Project Management

Historic 1992 conference paper by Voropajev and Scheinberg added to PMWL

23 July 2019 – Dallas, TX, USA – An historic 1992 paper by the late Prof Vladimir Voropajev (pictured) and Dr. Mark Scheinberg has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL).  Titled “America-Russia Cooperation in Projects and in Project Management: To Be or Not To Be” the paper was presented at the PMI’92 Seminar/Symposium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in September 1992.

This paper was authored by the leaders of the newly formed Russian Project Management Association (SOVNET) and presented at the first project management conference that they attended in the United States.  In their paper, they described project management development and practices in the former Soviet Union, new opportunities for engagement with foreign investors and project management professionals, and suggestions for international cooperation going forward.

According to the author’s introduction: “As far as 2-3 years ago the question set in the headline of this paper would have been senseless.  The environments where peoples of America and Russia worked and lived, as well as management concepts and methods, seemed to be so enormously different.  However, those remarkable changes that have now occurred in the world have put this question into the ‘agenda’”.

To read this historically significant article, visit Prof Voropajev’s author showcase in the library at, scroll down and click on the title.  Access is free, but you are encouraged to register.