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Moradi, Sina; Kähkönen, Kalle; Klakegg, Ole Jonny; Aaltonen, Kirsi (2021) Profile of project managers’ competencies for collaborative construction projects. In Lloyd Scottand, Christopher J Neilson (eds.) 37th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2021. (pp. 350-359). Association of researchers in construction management. https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/archive/2021-Indexed-Papers.pdf

Profile of project managers’ competencies for collaborative construction projects

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Author: Moradi, Sina1; Kähkönen, Kalle1; Klakegg, Ole Jonny2;
Organizations: 1Faculty of Built Environment, Tampere University, 33720 Tampere, Finland
2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
3Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022012811207
Language: English
Published: Association of researchers in construction management, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-01-28
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Abstract

Several studies have indicated that project managers’ competencies contribute to construction project success in a considerable manner. However, these studies have mainly addressed subject of the interest in the context of traditional construction projects. The choice of construction project delivery models is increasingly turning from traditional ones towards the integrated ones (also called collaborative delivery models). Thus, it is imperative to understand how the competency profile for the project managers needs to be developed to support their successful performance in construction projects with collaborative delivery models. To that end, the survey strategy was employed. Then, a self-evaluation questionnaire comprising 60 linguistic statements, representing 30 behavioural competencies, was utilized for analysing the type and frequency of project managers’ different behaviours in their everyday work in their current and target states (as is, and as the informant wants it to be in the future). This questionnaire was sent to 33 project managers of relevance in Norway and Finland with a response rate of 73%. The findings present the competency profile of project managers for collaborative construction projects. This competency profile comprises two groups of (i) competencies contributing to the individual performance of the project managers, e.g., trustworthiness, stress tolerance, initiative, optimism, and (ii) competencies contributing to the team performance and dynamics, e.g., conflict management, group capabilities, understanding others. The findings of this study can be insightful for project managers in collaborative construction projects to benchmark their competencies and improve their performance, and for their employers to hire the right project manager.

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ISBN: 978-0-9955463-5-6
Pages: 350 - 359
Host publication: 37th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2021
Host publication editor: Scottand, Lloyd
Neilson, Christopher J
Conference: Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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