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American vs. Arab Project Managers: The Road to Effectiveness

Mahmoud M. Yasin (Associate Professor of Management)
Thomas W. Zimmerer (Allen and Ruth Harris Chair of Excellence in Business and Professor of Management both of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614–0700, USA.)
Marwan A. Wafa (Management and Marketing Department, School of Business, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, Indiana 47712, USA.)

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1352-7606

Article publication date: 1 April 1997


This study examined the differences among 76 American project managers and 36 of their Arab counterparts with regard to their perceptions of factors contributing to effective project management. After reviewing the relevant literature, a conceptual framework was derived. Seven research hypotheses were formulated and tested. The results of this study tended to underscore the significance of cultural differences among these two groups of project managers.


Yasin, M.M., Zimmerer, T.W. and Wafa, M.A. (1997), "American vs. Arab Project Managers: The Road to Effectiveness", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 17-28.




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