Insights from Global Project Managers: Career Advice for Successful International Assignments

  •  Tracey Richardson    
  •  James Marion    
  •  Stephen Onu    


Qualitative analysis techniques were used to identify recurring themes from project manager interview summaries undertaken by 120 project management students. The themes and the resulting conceptual framework provide evidence for the factors that support the development of successful global project managers. Such factors were found to include taking the initiative to acquire an in-depth understand the local environment and to develop culture and language competence.

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