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The project manager's personal characteristic, skills and roles in local construction industry

Ling, Jeng Ung (2003) The project manager's personal characteristic, skills and roles in local construction industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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Abstract

The project manager's personal characteristics, skills and roles contribute a significant portion to the success of project development. Thus, the objective of this study is to identify the project managers' personal characteristics, skills and roles required by local construction industry. This paper also evaluates the personal characteristics of the local project managers in current construction industry. The purpose of this study is also to evaluate the skills that should be acquired by the project managers of local construction industry. This paper also aims to evaluate the local project managers' main roles in current construction industry. A total of 100 questionnaires were distributed to respondents in the state of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor and Sarawak and the feedbacks were analyzed using frequency analysis, average index analysis and relative index analysis. The result indicated that the most important personal characteristics of local project managers is "honesty & ethical". The project managers most important skills and roles is "Project Management Skills" and "Team Leader role" respectively. "Ambitious" is the most suitable personal characteristics to represent the project managers of local construction industry. Overall, the respondents are "satisfactory" with the skills and roles of local project managers' in current construction industry.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Awam - Pengurusan Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2004; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Wan Zulkifli Wan Yusof
Uncontrolled Keywords:leadership, personal characteristics, project manager, construction industry, project management
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:7373
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:17 Feb 2009 01:08
Last Modified:03 Sep 2012 03:18

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