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Special Interpersonal Relationships in Project-Based Organizations

Abstract The success or failure of projects is not determined only by procedures, tasks, and technologies, but also by the project team and its effectiveness. In order to lead project teams towards successful outcomes, project managers must maintain high quality relationships in the workplace. When looking at employees’ relationships in the workplace, Social Exchange Theory introduces two types of exchanges: employee-organization and leader-member exchanges. While both types of exchanges focus exclusively on the employee’s longitudinal relationships, the interpersonal relationships among the team members are usually overlooked.

This research presents the results of a quantitative study of the interpersonal relationships of 327 project managers and... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor K. Jamali, M. Hossein (Author) / Wiezel, Avi (Advisor) / Sullivan, Kenneth T. (Committee member) / Badger, William (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Management / Civil engineering / Construction / Interpersonal Relationships in the Workplace / Project-Based Organizations / Project Management / Project Team / Relationship with Boss
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 103 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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