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Social cohesion and interpersonal conflicts in projects

Ojiako, Udechukwu; Manville, Graham; Zouk, Nadine; Chipulu, Max


Udechukwu Ojiako

Graham Manville

Nadine Zouk


One particular area of project management literature that has continued to gain momentum is its social dimension, with a number of scholars emphasising the fact that there is a considerable social dimension to every project activity. Within this context, the authors examine parameters that drive social facets of projects with a particular focus on social cohesion, interpersonal conflicts and national culture. Data from 167 project managers working in Kuwait were collected using a web-based questionnaire. Bivariate statistical techniques were employed in the analysis of data, but revealed no evidence to support the notion that social cohesion or interpersonal conflicts were impacted by project management experiences. In effect, findings from this research suggest that social cohesion and interpersonal conflict transcend the effects of national culture.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 17, 2015
Online Publication Date Mar 7, 2016
Publication Date 2016-04
Deposit Date Feb 14, 2022
Journal Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law
Print ISSN 1751-4304
Publisher ICE Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 169
Issue 2
Pages 77-84
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