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Swedish IT project managers’ personality traits mirrored in the Big five
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. (Affärsinformatik)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1992-7979
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4194-6957
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, ISSN 1938-0232, E-ISSN 1938-0240, Vol. 7, no 3, 1-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Project success, which is critical to achieve, requires a competent project manager. Could anybody become a skilled project manager, or what does it take? One factor that is considered to influence the opportunities of succeeding is individuals’ personality traits. Which ones would be suitable for Swedish IT project managers then? Could these be mirrored in the perspective of the Big five categories? This research was carried out by collecting and analyzing job advertisements (henceforth ads.) once a year (2010-2013), in total 325 ads. The findings indicate that the three most requested personality traits for a Swedish IT project manager are driven, communicative and structured.  Mirrored in the Big five dimensions the most requested traits from the study fell into the categories conscientiousness and extraversion. The practical implication is improved ads. by using the Big five categories; research implications are foremost yet another perspective of IT project managers’ personality traits.

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IGI Global, 2016. Vol. 7, no 3, 1-14 p.
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-63529DOI: 10.4018/IJITPM.2016070101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-63529DiVA: diva2:1094347
Available from: 2017-05-09 Created: 2017-05-09 Last updated: 2017-05-10Bibliographically approved

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