Leadership in Technology Project Management

Leadership in Technology Project Management

Ralf Mueller (Umea School of Business, Sweden and Norwegian School of Management, Norway)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-958-8.ch015

Abstract

This chapter addresses project managers’ leadership styles, mainly from the perspective of technology projects. It starts by defining and outlining the need for leadership, and then describes the historical schools and the recent schools of leadership theory. Subsequently the focus turns to current leadership research in project management, and its related theories. Subsequently, the personality profiles of successful project managers in different types of projects are presented. The chapter ends with some managerial and theoretical implications, as well as scholarly challenges for further research and future developments in this area.

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