Demography, Ethnicity, and Socio-cultural Factors in Project Management


 
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Demography, Ethnicity, and Socio-cultural Factors in Project Management
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
While there are volumes of books available on project management, very few discuss how demography, ethnicity and socio-cultural factors influence on projects outcome.
An empirical study recently conducted into this phenomenon in China, and comparing it with India, has shown that the profound influence of personal connection (guanxi), face (mianzhi), and ethnographic bonding (minzhu de jing mi jie he) all play an important role in determining the success outcome for their projects in China vis-a-vis with India.
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The Role of Demography, Ethnicity, and Socio-cultural Factors in Project Management
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
Dear Professor, thanks for sharing this truly interesting subject. Could you please add a short summary of each of these 3 Chinese practices and their...Sign up
 

 
Guanxi or Personal Connection
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
Guanxi, in simplified Chinese means personal connection.
- In western management concepts, this is not an issue dealt with significance.
- B...Sign up
 

 
Linked to Cultural Intelligence
Gwande, Project Manager, Zimbabwe, Member
This issue is linked to Cultural Intelligence.
What Professor said is very true also in ...Sign up
 

 
The Role of Demography, Ethnicity and Socio-cultural Factors in Project Management
Jacques Broquet
The sex of the project manager (PM) is a key determinant in some countries where men will not take any instructions from a female PM.
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Culture Context in PM
Rakesh Gudur, Strategy Consultant, India, Premium Member
It is very important to understand the cultural context in which a manager operates. If not projects can fail. M&As can fail (80% of the M&A fail beca...Sign up
 

 
Culture Has Profound Impact on the Outcome of Projects
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
The book titled, "Multi currency savings - Culture and...Sign up
 

 
 



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