Who Supports Project Careers? Leveraging the Compensatory Roles of Line Managers

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Title: Who Supports Project Careers? Leveraging the Compensatory Roles of Line Managers
Authors: Huemann, MartinaRinghofer, ClaudiaKeegan, Anne E.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11174
Date: 1-Aug-2019
Online since: 2019-10-25T12:12:03Z
Abstract: This exploratory research examines who supports what aspects of career development on projects. Our main finding is that, although project professionals receive support from formal and informal sources, a compensatory mechanism is at play. When support does not come from direct line managers, project professionals are compelled to initiate informal practices, including mentoring, buddy systems, and communities of practice. Practical implications arise for organizations regarding how to ensure sufficient mechanisms are in place to compensate for lack of line management career support and to allow project professionals to access the development opportunities they need by supporting their self-initiated efforts.
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: Project Management Institute
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Sage
Journal: Project Management Journal
Volume: 50
Issue: 4
Start page: 476
End page: 486
Copyright (published version): 2019 the Authors
Keywords: SupportMentoringProject careersCompensatory dynamicsSystematic constellation
DOI: 10.1177/8756972819857895
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Business Research Collection

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