Project management elements as strategic assets: Preliminary findings

Kam Jugdev, Gita Mathur

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Abstract

Purpose To examine project management assets and to explore the link between these and the achievement of competitive advantage from the project management process through it being valuable, rare, inimitable, and having organizational support. Design-methodology-approach An online survey with North American Project Management Institute members was conducted. Exploratory factor analysis was used to identify tangible and intangible elements of project management and the achievement of competitive characteristics of the project management process. Findings Six factors were extracted that comprised project management assets and three factors that comprised the competitive characteristics of the project management process. Research limitations-implications This was an exploratory study. It is expected to further develop the instrument, refine the model and constructs, and test it with a larger sample. Practical implications This study highlights the importance of developing intangible project management assets to achieve competitive advantage from the process. Originality-value Few papers have used the resource based view lens and applied it to project management. This paper contributes to the literature on the resource based view of the firm and to an improved understanding of project management as a source of competitive advantage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-617
Number of pages14
JournalManagement Research News
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct. 2006

Keywords

  • Competitive advantage
  • Factor analysis
  • Project management
  • Resource management
  • Strategic management

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