Title: Personal style, culture and performance outcomes in projects: what is the role of project leader individual differences?

Authors: Zvi H. Aronson

Addresses: Stevens Institute of Technology, School of Business, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Abstract: We centred the effect of project leader personal style on culture in project-based work. Little is known about dispositional factors of the project leader and how they contribute to culture in projects. The current study, based on a sample of 121 project teams, illustrates that individual differences in the project leader's personal style are related to culture in project-based work. In conjunction, we showed how culture can be used by the leader to trigger performance outcomes in projects. Recommendations to re-consider selection and training for project leaders are provided.

Keywords: leadership; project outcomes; culture; individual differences; personal styles; project leaders; project management; project leader selection; training.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIS.2016.082062

International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 2016 Vol.5 No.2, pp.99 - 121

Received: 01 Oct 2015
Accepted: 10 Jul 2016

Published online: 06 Feb 2017 *

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