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Investigating project managers' work values by repertory grids interviews

Investigating project managers' work values by repertory grids interviews Purpose – The purpose of the research is to investigate project managers' work values and their relationship with project managers' competence. Design/methodology/approach – In this research, the authors conducted semi‐structured interviews using repertory grid techniques on 18 Chinese project managers. Three different approaches are utilised to analyse data obtained from the interviews. Findings – The authors categorised work values with different perspectives. Project managers' core work values are identified. Research limitations/implications – The authors recommend that work values are an important dimension in relation to project manager's competence. The understanding of a project manager's work values has a potential application in human resources development and competence‐based management development. Originality/value – This paper presents an innovative approach to the investigation of a project manager's competence. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management Development Emerald Publishing

Investigating project managers' work values by repertory grids interviews

Journal of Management Development , Volume 27 (6): 13 – Jun 13, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0262-1711
DOI
10.1108/02621710810877811
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of the research is to investigate project managers' work values and their relationship with project managers' competence. Design/methodology/approach – In this research, the authors conducted semi‐structured interviews using repertory grid techniques on 18 Chinese project managers. Three different approaches are utilised to analyse data obtained from the interviews. Findings – The authors categorised work values with different perspectives. Project managers' core work values are identified. Research limitations/implications – The authors recommend that work values are an important dimension in relation to project manager's competence. The understanding of a project manager's work values has a potential application in human resources development and competence‐based management development. Originality/value – This paper presents an innovative approach to the investigation of a project manager's competence.

Journal

Journal of Management DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 13, 2008

Keywords: Project management; Work psychology; Competences; Management development; China

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