Implications for Managers

The results of Pinto’s research study suggest some pragmatic implications for project managers who are interested in increasing the cooperation among project team members.

Cooperation Is a Vital Element in Implementation Success

Cross-functional cooperation can truly result in higher levels of project implementation performance. While this result should not be surprising to most project managers, the strength of the relationship between cooperation and implementation success has important implications. It suggests, for example, that because cooperation is so important for project success, factors that facilitate cross-functional cooperation will also greatly enhance the likelihood of successful project development. ...

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