China: Calling All Project Managers

Economic growth has created a need for talented managers. The mainland has increased education and certification

The set of skills generally known as project management is becoming more and more important in a China. Rising economic growth has created higher commercial expectations. For those shouldering the responsibility for a company's fortunes in the country, the bar is constantly being raised through faster turnaround times and tighter budgets. The emergence of a robust private sector, driven by ever-growing clusters of small and medium-sized enterprises, has sent the project management industry skyrocketing in China. Skilled individuals are in demand, whether it is to develop a business in the domestic market or coordinate global expansion. Greg Balestrero, CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading provider of project management training and standards, talked to China Economic Review about the impact this is having on all involved.

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