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The project manager and the organisation's long-term competence goal
SKEMA Business School.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7521-0614
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9768-9603
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, Vol. 32, 1459-1470 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents empirical results from a study that aims to increase our understanding of the project manager's involvement in competence management in larger Swedish project-oriented organisations. Projects are today the predominant way of performing work. Organisations are also paying more attention to competence as competitive advantage. However, the logical interrelated connection between these two fields is still not understood.

This study adopted a post-positivistic perspective starting with a qualitative step with in-depth interviews followed by a quantitative web survey.

The major contributions are the framework that constitutes human resource management (HRM) competence management practices related to projects followed by the importance of project managers' involvement in the company's long-term goal in terms of competence.

For researchers, these findings contribute to integrating project management into the HRM field. For practitioners, there is a need to review the project manager's participation in competence management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 32, 1459-1470 p.
Keyword [en]
Project Management, HRM, Competence Management
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103006DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.02.011ISI: 000344210700015OAI: diva2:812005
Available from: 2015-05-14 Created: 2015-05-14 Last updated: 2015-08-06Bibliographically approved

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