The contribution of project leader behaviours to processes and outcomes in large scale projects (ARC Linkage Project administered by Queensland University of Technology) (2009–2012)

Leaders of large scale projects play a major role in their success or failure. Evidence is lacking on how leaders influence processes and outcomes at different levels in large, complex projects. We intend to develop and test a new theoretical model where project leaders' characteristics, abilities and behaviours have multilevel influences on project-wide and team-level processes and success outcomes. The project involves four inter-related studies culminating in an evaluation of an advanced skills education program focussing on project success. The outcomes of the research, while conducted in the context of defence acquisition projects, are applicable to any large, complex acquisition project and will result in improved project success.
Grant type:
Queensland University of Technology
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Queensland University of Technology