The Relation between work motivation and project management success in case of temporary organizations : theoretical lenses

Dwivedula, Ravikiran, Bredillet, Christophe N, & Müller, Ralf (2012) The Relation between work motivation and project management success in case of temporary organizations : theoretical lenses. Academy of Business Research Journal, 2, pp. 41-64.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present theoretical lenses that explain the relation between work motivation and project management success in case of temporary organizations such as projects. This paper is a part of the larger research study that first empirically identifies the constructs of work motivation in case of temporary organizations, and then empirically determines the relation between work motivation, and project management success. In the current paper, we have briefly reviewed the theories of work motivation from the work design school. These theories are predominantly drawn from the industrial/ organizational psychology literature. Then, we have considered the recent research on Nine Schools of Project Management as a point of departure to review theory on project management success. These theoretical perspectives are drawn from project management literature. We then illustrate the points of overlap for the theories drawn from these two disciplines. This review helps us to position our research study within the industrial/ organizational psychology, and project management literature as a cross-discipline study.

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ID Code: 65889
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: temporary organization, project management, work motivation, success, theory, project
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisation and Management Theory (150310)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Academy of Business Research
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2014 01:19
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2015 05:35

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