During the past decades, many researches have been done, evolving from programs as the conceptual extension of projects to a rich field of empirical studies reflecting the special natures and contexts of programs and their management; however, these threads have not been woven together into a cohesive fabric. In the present study, we analyze existing studies and provide a systemic review of program management research. Based on a proposed framework, a structured and integrative synthesis of relevant studies including their theoretical foundations is outlined with the research goal of providing future research directions for program management. Future investigations are suggested to focus on evolving, contextual and interaction nature of program management.
Ma, Vivian Hanzhuo; Huang, Wei; Zheng, Yujuan; Wu, Xiaosong; Klein, Gary; and Jiang, James, "Program management: A comprehensive literature review for future research directions" (2019). PACIS 2019 Proceedings. 135.