Internal and external motivation factors in virtual and collocated project environments : a principal component investigation
Bredillet, Christophe, Dwivedula, Ravikiran, & Ruiz, Philippe (2007) Internal and external motivation factors in virtual and collocated project environments : a principal component investigation. In International Research Network of Organizing by Projects-IRNOP 8, Brighton.
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In this study, we explore motivation in collocated and virtual project teams. The literature on motivation in a project set.,ting reveals that motivation is closely linked to team performance. Based on this literature, we propose a set., of variables related to the three dimensions of ‘Nature of work’, ‘Rewards’, and ‘Communication’. Thirteen original variables in a sample size of 66 collocated and 66 virtual respondents are investigated using one tail t test and principal component analysis. We find that there are minimal differences between the two groups with respect to the above mentioned three dimensions. (p= .06; t=1.71). Further, a principal component analysis of the combined sample of collocated and virtual project environments reveals two factors- ‘Internal Motivating Factor’ related to work and work environment, and ‘External Motivating Factor’ related to the financial and non-financial rewards that explain 59.8% of the variance and comprehensively characterize motivation in collocated and virtual project environments. A ‘sense check’ of our interpretation of the results shows conformity with the theory and existing practice of project organization
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||project management, motivation, collocated project team, virtual project team|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 [please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||04 Apr 2012 08:46|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2012 14:41|
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