This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study investigating the leadership styles of project managers within knowledge-based organisations. Specifically, it seeks to answer the question of how corporate strategy influences the leadership style of project managers. Current thinking suggests that person-focused leadership may foster greater contribution to an organisation. However, the short duration of projects and the task-focus nature of temporary organisations deter person-focused leadership from evolving. Despite this, the study finds that there is evidence of person-based leadership in projects. The implication is that current thinking about project leadership is developing slower than practice.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings EurOMA 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jun 2016|
|Event||23rd Annual EurOMA Conference 2016 - Norwegian University of Science and Technology , Trondheim, Norway|
Duration: 17 Jun 2016 → 22 Jun 2016
|Conference||23rd Annual EurOMA Conference 2016|
|Abbreviated title||EurOMA 2016|
|Period||17/06/16 → 22/06/16|