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THE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY FOR PROJECT MANAGERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Authors
Karin Brünnemann
Publication date
05.02.2013
Course of studies
Project Management and Organisation
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ABSTRACT

With the increasing number and importance of international projects, it is important that challenges and opportunities arising from cultural diversity in projects are identified. This paper looks at cultural issues from a project management perspective, analyses the impact culture has on the triple constraints of scope, schedule, and cost, as well as into the nine project management knowledge areas (project integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resources management, communications management, risk management, and procurement management). Finally, I look at some existing knowledge frameworks that could be adapted to the strategic development of specific intercultural competence for project managers, in terms of content, methods, and trainer resources
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