Rating defence major project success : the role of personal attributes and stakeholder relationships

Mazur, Alicia, Pisarski, Anne, Chang, Artemis, & Ashkanasy, Neal (2014) Rating defence major project success : the role of personal attributes and stakeholder relationships. International Journal of Project Management, 32(6), pp. 944-957.

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Abstract

In this paper we develop and test a model of the associations between major project managers' personal attributes and project success in the context of the Australian Defence industry. In our model, emotional intelligence, cognitive flexibility and systemic thinking were hypothesised to relate to project success, mediated by internal and external stakeholder relationships. The model was tested in an online survey with 373 major project managers. Emotional intelligence and cognitive flexibility were found to be related to the development, quality and effectiveness of major project managers' relationships with both internal and external stakeholders; and these in turn were associated with their ratings of project success. Systemic thinking, however, had no relationship with either stakeholder relationships or project success. Additional research is needed to examine the contribution of a wider range of personal attributes to stakeholder relationships and project success, and to assess whether this model is applicable in other industries and types of projects.

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ID Code: 65096
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Major project, Project Manager, Competence, Personal Attributes, Stakeholders
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.10.018
ISSN: 0263-7863
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2013 00:51
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 08:51

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