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An Empirical Study of PM Professionals' Commitment to their Profession and Employing Organizations

Wang, Xiaojin and Armstrong, Anona (2004) An Empirical Study of PM Professionals' Commitment to their Profession and Employing Organizations. International Journal of Project Management, 22 (5). pp. 377-386. ISSN 0263-7863

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Abstract

Professional commitment (PC) and organizational commitment (OC) are important factors determining professionals' work behaviors. This study developed a research instrument and mailed it to Australian project management (PM) professionals to investigate their PC and OC. Data were analyzed using SPSS. The results show that PM professionals' commitment to the profession is significantly higher than that to employing organizations, their PC and OC are positively correlated, PM professionals with a postgraduate PM education more highly commit themselves to the profession than others without such education, and PM professionals at the position of project manager more highly commit themselves to the profession than others appointed to non-projectmanager positions. The findings have several important implications for the profession and employing organizations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID7085, project management professional, professional commitment, organizational commitment
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for International Corporate Governance Research
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2012 05:42
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2012 05:42
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2672
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2003.09.004
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Citations in Scopus: 16 - View on Scopus

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