Organizational Culture and Project Leader Effectiveness

Michael Elmes, Innovation Management Program, School of Management, Syracuse UniversityDavid Wilemon, Innovation Management Program, School of Management, Syracuse University

Project Management Journal 19, no. 4 (September 1988)

IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS, corporate culture and its influence on organizations has been the focus of significant research and study. Scholars are now examining the implications of this research for managers who operate within a particular culture or set of cultures. Some managers might be described as “culture reactors.” Through lack of experience and awareness they are often controlled by the norms and values of their cultures and see few opportunities to influence ...

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