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The Handbook of Project-based Management, 3rd Edition by J. Rodney Turner

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CHAPTER 19INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

In this chapter I look at international projects, that is, projects involving parties from two or more countries. This is not strictly a governance issue, but is a significant type of project which I think deserves space. These projects have very specific problems, particularly the problem of cultural fit. Indeed, the term international projects can involve a multitude of different types of projects with a range of features. I consider international projects and their management. I describe different types of international projects and their characteristics. I then list common problems in the management of international projects and describe how to overcome them. I describe the issue of cultural fit and the work ...

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