lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Why advertise the obvious?: Learning outcomes from analyzing advertisements for recruitment of swedish IS/IT project managers
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1992-7979
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4194-6957
2015 (English)In: International journal of information systems and project management, E-ISSN 2182-7796, Vol. 3, no 4, 39-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Resource type
Text
Abstract [en]

When Swedish employers advertise for IS/IT project managers they tend to list almost obvious qualification requirements instead of describing those that are unique for their companies’ competitiveness, or more precisely, instead of expressing those that really matters. The research behind this paper studied job advertisements during four years (2010–2013). The findings point to an inadequate ability to understand and/or express the requirements that should be decisive for the appointment in order to grasp the essence of what the job actually involves, which brings on problems for both the applicants and the employers. The practical implications of the study pursue a need for employers to stop advertising mostly general requirements for the benefit of more specified ones, that take the sector’s, the organization’s and the project’s requirements into consideration. By doing so, the prospect applicants have a better opportunity to understand what a certain job entails and the employers have a better chance to appoint the right individual. The research implications point to a need for acknowledging, and set about solving, problems concerning qualification requirements in advertisements for IS/IT project managers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SciKA , 2015. Vol. 3, no 4, 39-56 p.
Keyword [en]
Appointment, General competence, General descriptions vs. specific requirements, General qualifications, Is/it, Professionalization, Project managers, Recruitment, Standards
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55211DOI: 10.12821/ijispm030403Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84960463003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-55211DiVA: diva2:952202
Available from: 2016-08-12 Created: 2016-08-10 Last updated: 2017-04-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Marcusson, LeifLundqvist, Siw
By organisation
Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship
In the same journal
International journal of information systems and project management
Economics and Business

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 74 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf