Masters Theses

Author

Parul Khaneja

Abstract

"The single most important characteristic of the project environment is conflict. In fact, many companies avoid changeover to a project management organizational structure because of fear or the inability to manage resulting conflicts (Kerzner, 1992). This study is an attempt to identify the unique characteristics of project management teams that tend to provoke conflict, and the best practices to maintain healthy levels of conflict without allowing either artificial suppression or uncontrolled proliferation. There are many sources of conflict in project teams. Some of these factors are greater interdependencies of diverse specialists, tighter budget tolerances, accelerated schedules, information overload, and incompatible personality characteristics of team members. An attempt has been made to establish a relationship between the roles of these factors and the suitability of a particular conflict resolution approach at different stages of the project life cycle"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Spurlock, David

Committee Member(s)

Raper, Stephen A.
Luechtefeld, Ray

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Pagination

viii, 103 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-102).

Rights

© 2005 Parul Khaneja, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Conflict management -- Methodology
Teams in the workplace -- Management

Thesis Number

T 8789

Print OCLC #

62678157

Electronic OCLC #

905854983

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5448516~S5

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