publication . Article . 2008

Culture and conflict management style of international project managers

Mohammed, U. K.; Prabhakar, G. P.; White, G.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Canadian Centre of Science and Education
The management of culture has become increasingly important to many organisations and business disciplines, particularly multicultural and international project management. Cultural differences often result in varying degrees of conflict and require careful consideration. This study surveys 116 Project Managers using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument to determine their approach toward managing conflict. Indian, French and UK Project Managers’ conflict management style are correlated with Hofstede’s description of their cultural characteristics. We find that significant links between the cultural dimensions of Individualism and Masculinity with the prop...
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