Career choice and the experience of project-based work

Crawford, Lynn, Lloyd-Walker, Beverley, & French, Erica (2014) Career choice and the experience of project-based work. In 28th International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress, 29 September – 1 October 2014, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


The nature and context of project-based work combines with sector characteristics to present both barriers and benefits that influence career choices and experiences. Using social cognitive career theory (SCCT) as a lens, this paper contributes to understanding of the relative involvement of women and men in project roles by exploring the ways they perceive the experience and opportunities of project based work. With such diverse outcomes for men and women on almost all measures it is obvious projects can be a nightmare of different treatment and different experiences for men and women. The question of how organisations can ensure equal opportunity of the benefits and the burdens of work in projects continues to grow.

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ID Code: 77845
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Project Based Work, Career Choice, Project Management, Project Role, Social Cognitive Career Theory
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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Authors
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2014 23:04
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 09:00

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