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Human Side of Project Leadership by Aaron J. Shenhar, Richard R. Reilly, Ann Mooney, Thomas Lechler, Patricia Holahan, Peter Dominick, Zvi Aronson, Allen C. Amason

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CHAPTER 17

Research Methods

To test our hypotheses, we gathered survey data from 94 project teams. All projects included in the sample were at least 50% complete or had been completed within the past 6 months. This requirement ensured that the team’s work was: (1) sufficiently underway to enable accurate assessment of it’s functioning or, (2) recent enough to allow for accurate recall of its functioning.

Research Sample

The research sample consisted of 94 project teams (612 individuals) working in 79 high-tech companies located in the greater New York, USA, metropolitan area. The teams were located in 8 industrial sectors including manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, financial services, computer hardware/software, government ...

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