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Article: A Research Model of Project Complexity and Goal Commitment Effects on Project Outcome

TitleA Research Model of Project Complexity and Goal Commitment Effects on Project Outcome
Authors
KeywordsGoal commitment
Project complexity
Outcome
Issue Date1999
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ecam.htm
Citation
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 1999, v. 6 n. 2, p. 105-111 How to Cite?
AbstractEssentially, performance evaluation is a human behavioural phenomenon involving a cognitive perceptual process. Project performance has two attributes, at least: (1) the individual's expected performance (manifested as assigned goals); and (2) the individual's perceived actual performance. Evaluation comprises the comparison of these two attributes. The present paper develops a research model for project outcome evaluation designed to examine the effects of the two moderators, goal commitment and project complexity, on the perceived project performance of project participants. It is postulated that: (1) there is a positive monotonic relationship between goal difficulty and performance, but that this is moderated by project complexity; (2) difficult goals lead to higher performance, but that this will happen only when the project participant is committed to the goal; and (3) the transferability of critical success factors to enhance/improve the performance of subsequent projects has to be examined and applied in the light of the effects of these two moderators on project performance.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222228
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.541

 

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dc.contributor.authorLiu, AMM-
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-07T01:54:42Z-
dc.date.available2016-01-07T01:54:42Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 1999, v. 6 n. 2, p. 105-111-
dc.identifier.issn0969-9988-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222228-
dc.description.abstractEssentially, performance evaluation is a human behavioural phenomenon involving a cognitive perceptual process. Project performance has two attributes, at least: (1) the individual's expected performance (manifested as assigned goals); and (2) the individual's perceived actual performance. Evaluation comprises the comparison of these two attributes. The present paper develops a research model for project outcome evaluation designed to examine the effects of the two moderators, goal commitment and project complexity, on the perceived project performance of project participants. It is postulated that: (1) there is a positive monotonic relationship between goal difficulty and performance, but that this is moderated by project complexity; (2) difficult goals lead to higher performance, but that this will happen only when the project participant is committed to the goal; and (3) the transferability of critical success factors to enhance/improve the performance of subsequent projects has to be examined and applied in the light of the effects of these two moderators on project performance.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ecam.htm-
dc.relation.ispartofEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management-
dc.rightsThis article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (please insert the web address here). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.-
dc.subjectGoal commitment-
dc.subjectProject complexity-
dc.subjectOutcome-
dc.titleA Research Model of Project Complexity and Goal Commitment Effects on Project Outcome-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLiu, AMM: ammliu@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLiu, AMM=rp01432-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/eb021103-
dc.identifier.hkuros44411-
dc.identifier.volume6-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage105-
dc.identifier.epage111-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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