Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2019, Page: 1-5
Multicultural Project Management Connectedness to National Culture: Case Study, the Nigerian System
Okpala Izunna Udebuana, Department of Communication and Translation Studies, National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 5, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 3, 2019;       Published: Jul. 13, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijem.20190301.11      View  155      Downloads  26
Abstract
Adapting to a formalized management style in this era of globalization represents an important managerial duty in various multicultural organizations of which project managers should be aware of. Inter-cultural competency such as understanding the major cultural differences between people from different locations and its integration to project management practices are critical to the success of modern project managers. National culture plays significant role in the growth of an organization and it is very relevant in choosing specific management style in an organization that is culturally diverse in terms of employability. This study investigates the impacts and the relationship between national culture and different management styles of a multicultural project manager. The benefits of culturally diverse teams and project management processes are inherent in vast mixture of different points of view, values, skills and talents. The study makes use of qualitative methodology to investigate non-numeric facts and also the quantitative approach to quantify data using feedbacks from various respondents to choose a hypothesis. A questionnaire was developed to capture various views from industry professionals. In summary, National culture has a direct relationship with multicultural project manager in Nigeria and the most practiced and viable management style in Nigeria is the administrative management style.
Keywords
Culture, National Culture, Management Styles, Project Management, Multicultural Organization
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Okpala Izunna Udebuana, Multicultural Project Management Connectedness to National Culture: Case Study, the Nigerian System, International Journal of Engineering Management. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijem.20190301.11
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