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Effect of project role, age and gender differences on the formation and revision of project decision judgements

Ojiako, Udechukwu; Chipulu, Maxwell; Gardiner, Paul; Williams, Terry; Mota, Caroline; Maguire, Stuart; Shou, Yongyi; Stamati, Teta


Udechukwu Ojiako

Maxwell Chipulu

Paul Gardiner

Caroline Mota

Stuart Maguire

Yongyi Shou

Teta Stamati


In this study, the authors examine how demographic variables such as project role, age and gender moderate the formation and revision of explicit decision judgements in a project by practitioners over the lifecycle of that project. Understanding the impact of these moderating factors on decisions made by project management practitioners can contribute to more effective managerial decision making; for example when decisions are being taken on whether or not to abandon a project. Empirical data are obtained from a quantitative survey of 1313 project management practitioners across seven countries. Data analysis is undertaken using log-linear modelling in SAS9.2. The results show that while project role and age of practitioners served as influencing factors when forming or revising decision judgements at any stage in the lifecycle, gender was not found to show any significant effect.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014-05
Journal International journal of project management
Print ISSN 0263-7863
Electronic ISSN 0263-7863
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 4
Pages 556-567
Keywords Project management, Decision judgement
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Additional Information This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Effect of project role, age and gender differences on the formation and revision of project decision judgements; Journal Title: International Journal of Project Management; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version:; Content Type: article; Copyright: Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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