Managing a Group of Multiple Projects: Do Culture and Leader's Competencies Matter?

Peerasit Patanakul, Zvi H. Aronson

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In the literature, team culture has been suggested as one of the factors contributing to the success of a project. In essence, a project manager should create a culture emphasizing teamwork, communication, and knowledge sharing. Such a culture will lead to team effectiveness, which will eventually contribute to the project success. A question arises whether or not this notion is relevant in practices, especially in a multiple-project management setting where one project manager leads multiple, simultaneous projects (a management of a group of multiple projects-MGMP). To answer this question, the main objective of this study is to empirically explore the relevance of team culture in MGMP. The result of this study reveals a surprising finding that team culture does not contribute to the success of a project in MGMP. Other factors provide more significant contribution to project success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-232
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Knowledge Economy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics


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