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Strategies for Enhancing Strategic Project Management (SPM) application in the execution of Research and development projects in public Research Organisations: Case Nigeria

Shah, RK and Ugona, CU and Ochieng, EG and Matipa, WM Strategies for Enhancing Strategic Project Management (SPM) application in the execution of Research and development projects in public Research Organisations: Case Nigeria. World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development. ISSN 1741-2242 (Accepted)

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Abstract

The study examined barriers and key criteria for enhancing strategic project management application in the execution of Research and Development (R and D) projects in Nigerian public research organisations. Given the economic and social challenge in R and D projects, a multi-methodology consisting of quantitative and qualitative analysis was employed. A total of 213 questionnaires were used and 20 senior practitioners interviewed. The findings revealed that organisational culture such as employee’s behaviour, civil service procedures, operational routines and lack of knowledge in strategic project management (SPM), organisations routines were the significant barriers to the application of SPM. Strategies for addressing the barriers and enhancing SPM application were identified to include: proper definition of projects, use of project team approach, stakeholder’s involvement enhanced, using the problem-driven-approach to select projects and employee’s motivation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0701 Agriculture, Land And Farm Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: Inderscience
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 08:09
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 08:09
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6917

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