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Improving project management efficiency in entrepreneurial activity in the Republic of Moldova

Author: Grossu Aliona
Degree:doctor of economics
Speciality: 08.00.05 - Economy and Management (in branch)
Scientific advisers: Nicolae Ţurcanu
doctor, associate professor (docent), Technical University of Moldova

Institution: Technical University of Moldova


The thesis was presented on the 21 December, 2016
Approved by NCAA on the 16 February, 2017


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CZU 005.8:338(478)

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project, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, implementation methodology, efficiency, Project Risk Management, Project Management Structure.


Field of study: Project Management (PM), Management, Entrepreneurship.

The aim of the research is to substantiate and implement a set of proposals that would allow for a more efficient Project Management in entrepreneurial activity. The aim of the research is supported by the research objectives: study PM theoretic and methodologic framework; analyse the PM development from a management system to a science and international standard; evaluate the role of the legislative and normative regulation at international, regional and national levels; estimate PM contribution to economic and social development of the Republic of Moldova; design the framework methodology for PM implementation in entrepreneurship; implementation and evaluation of the designed framework methodology in modern entrepreneurial projects; presentation of the research conclusions and recommendations.

Scientific novelty of the research results: The research clarifies the concepts of project and project management, defines the PM infrastructure and framework implementation methodology; clarifies the conceptual and practical distinctions between the project life cycle, methods and implementation methodology; analyses the evolution and professionalization of PM by relating it to Management, Entrepreneurship and argues its position as a distinct science; identifies the areas of overlap between the PM standards and proposes the adoption of a national standard based on the best practices elucidated; develops and successfully applies a framework methodology for PM implementation embedding the tailored organizational structures and risk mitigation techniques that can be applied in an enterprise.

The scientific problem solved. The study identifies the components of a generic implementation methodology, a fact which contributes to the improvement and strenghening of the theoretic and practical frameworks for the encrease of the PM efficiency in the entreprises in the Republic of Moldova.

Theoretical significance consists of the contributions to the clarifications and definitions of the main concepts, the analysis of the PM evolution, profesionalisation and standardisation, which allowed for the identification of the existing gaps and synthesis of the main elements of a generic methodological framework, emphasizing its peculiarities in the entrepreneurial activity.

The practical value is reflected in the proposed measures to streamline the implementation framework of projects that have proved their possitive effects and are designed to reduce the waste of resources, mitigate risks, strengthen the structures and evaluate the projects’ successes and PM performance. They can serve for the development and adoption of regulatory norms and standards at the national level as well as at the entreprise level.

Applicability of the scientific results is determined by the implementing acts and recognition of the value, the scientific and practical novelty. The recommendations and conclusions of the research paper can be harnessed by the educational and research institutions, enterprises, public authorities, international and intergovernmental organizations.