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Project management deployment : the role of cultural factors

Bredillet, Christophe, Ruiz, Philippe, & Yatim, Faysal (2009) Project management deployment : the role of cultural factors. In EURAM Renaissance & Renewal in Management Studies, Liverpool.

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      Abstract

      This paper investigates the role of cultural factors as possible partial explanation of the disparity in terms of Project Management Deployment observed between various studied countries. The topic of culture has received increasing attention in the management literature in general during the last decades and in the Project Management literature in particular during the last few years. The globalization of businesses and worldwide Governmental / International organizations collaborations drives this interest in the national culture to increase more and more. Based on Hofstede national culture framework, the study hypothesizes and tests the impact of the culture and development of the country on the PM Deployment. 74 countries are selected to conduct a correlation and regression analysis between Hofstede’s national culture dimensions and the used PM Deployment indicator. The results show the relations between various national culture dimensions and development indicator (GDP/Capita) on the Project Management Deployment levels of the considered countries.

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      ID Code: 49517
      Item Type: Conference Paper
      Keywords: project management, deployment index, cultural factor
      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 2009 [please consult the author]
      Deposited On: 04 Apr 2012 09:10
      Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 11:32

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