The Project Management Institute (PMI®) Research Conference 2002, Frontiers of Project Management Research and Application, co-chaired by Dennis P. Slevin, PhD, Jeffrey K. Pinto, PhD, and David I. Cleland, PhD, held 14–17 July in Seattle, Washington USA, brought together top researchers and practitioners in the project management field. Their purpose was to discuss new learning, ideas and practices, as well as answer questions in areas that may still need more work. This publication brings their research to your fingertips. The evolution of any profession depends on the breadth and depth of its research. The baselines must be established and then tested. Ideas must grow and change to remain up-to-date with current issues and business practices in the world. Committed to moving forward, these researchers present work in many different areas including: • Project portfolio management • Guiding theory and research • Management challenges in project-intensive companies • Motivation and job satisfaction • Trust • Project termination • E-business • Virtual project organizations • Hybrid learning • Buyer-Seller relationships • Multi-project management The focus of every PMI Research Conference is project/program management research that advances the body of knowledge and practice of the project management profession. This research will help practitioners, researchers and others understand how the learning from project management research is applied in practical situations, and where new or additional research learning is occurring and is needed.