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    Business school students’ motivations and intentions to pursue a project management career

    Nemeh, Andre and Hasan, Rajibul and Hazir, Öncü (2023) Business school students’ motivations and intentions to pursue a project management career. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 51 (6). pp. 963-975. ISSN 0306-9885

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    Project management (PM) career choice is important as millions of new projects will need skilled and motivated project managers. Therefore, the younger generation must be motivated to acquire the necessary skills to deal with project complexities and dynamics. In previous research, the factors that impact students’ perceptions of their learning experiences and their readiness to PM work has been investigated without examining the factors that impact the choice of a PM career. In this study our aim is to describe the intentions and motivations of business school students to pursue a PM career. Our results demonstrate that motivations such as self-development, professional growth, status and power, and technical and human skills are significantly influential in PM career choices.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Motivation and skills; project management career; self-determination theory; project management education; Structural Equation Modelling; business school students;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 18395
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    Depositing User: Rajibul Hasan
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2024 14:10
    Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
    Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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