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ERIC Number: ED518263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 119
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-1084-4
Assessing the Relationship between Ethical Project Management and Information Technology Project Success
Howell, Byron Winter
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Northcentral University
The purpose of this quantitative study was to assess the relationship between ethical project management and information technology (IT) project success. The success of IT projects is important for organizational success, but the rate of IT projects is historically low, costing billions of dollars annually. Using four key ethical variables identified by the Project Management Institute Code of Conduct, the relationships between IT project success and the project manager values of responsibility, respect, honesty, and fairness were evaluated. A structured survey was utilized to collect key demographic information and to capture perceptions of a convenience sample of 300 project team members regarding the ethical behavior of project managers. There was a significant, positive correlation between the perception of project success and the perception of each of the four types of project manager values [responsibility (r(300) = 0.47, p less than 0.001), respect (r(300) = 0.45, p less than 0.001), fairness (r(300) = 0.44, p less than 0.001), and honesty (r(300) = 0.47, p less than 0.001)]. Because the calculated significance was less than the critical threshold for each of the constructs, the four null hypotheses were rejected. Recommendations for future ethics research regarding project managers and project success include a consideration of cultural influences, a study of ethical conflicts regarding transparency about risks versus inspirational leadership, and an investigation of the internal motivations of project managers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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