Title: Project managers' motivation in the Jordanian construction industries

Authors: Razan J. Al-Khaza'aleh; Ghaleb Y. Abbasi; Ali I. Alahmer

Addresses: Department of Industrial Development, Amman Chamber of Industry, Jordan ' Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tafila Technical University, Tafila, Jordan

Abstract: Today's organisations are concerned with motivation factors that influence the project managers' project achievement and success. In this study, a questionnaire was designed and conducted within the Jordanian construction industry based on five Likert-scales to identify the importance of the motivational dimensions on the project managers in Jordanian construction industry. Six motivational dimensions were defined and analysed, which were; interpersonal interaction, task, general working conditions, empowerment, personal development, and compensation. Results showed that project managers were more motivated with compensation and personal development rather than other dimensions. Also, the level of education for project manager was positively related with the motivation by tasks. A more experienced project manager was highly motivated by empowerment.

Keywords: project management; manager motivation; construction industry; Jordan; interpersonal interaction; tasks; working conditions; empowerment; personal development; compensation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPOM.2016.081673

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 2016 Vol.8 No.4, pp.348 - 365

Received: 27 Nov 2013
Accepted: 03 May 2014

Published online: 20 Jan 2017 *

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