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Publication date: 1 November 1999

Jayne F. Bennett, Marilyn J. Davidson and Andrew W. Galeand

nvestigates whether career expectations of women in construction change once they begin working in the industry, in comparison to men. Focus group interviews and a…

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nvestigates whether career expectations of women in construction change once they begin working in the industry, in comparison to men. Focus group interviews and a literature review formed the basis for developing a survey questionnaire. The results revealed that professional women had higher expectations and were more committed to remaining in the construction industry than female students. Female students had significantly higher financial expectations than male students, while male students had significantly higher expectations in relation to the number of people they expect to supervise. Professional men were responsible for supervising significantly more people than professional women. The findings also suggest that there are fewer women in the construction industry over the age of 36 years, in comparison to men. It is recommended that this area of research should be developed further.

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Women in Management Review, vol. 14 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0964-9425

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1993

Nigel Holden and Andrew Gale

Points out that the transformation of Russia into a modernindustrial democracy depends to a high degree on the capacity of Russianmanagers′ to absorb and implement Western…

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Points out that the transformation of Russia into a modern industrial democracy depends to a high degree on the capacity of Russian managers′ to absorb and implement Western management know‐how; this, in turn, depends on the success of trainers to communicate management know‐how into the Russian/post‐Soviet frame of reference. Focuses on Russian managers′ attitudes to a current training programme commissioned under the EC TACIS (Technical Assistance to the CIS) Programme. Twelve managers, all from the construction sector, were asked to state their expectations of the training programme in relation to their companies and themselves. Analysis of the responses suggested that Russian managers have a very limited self‐image as managers and that they see the West as a key source of solutions to Russia′s economic problems. But a striking implication to emerge was that the Russian managers were inclined to misconceive the applicability of Western management to Russian conditions. Concludes that trainers and policy makers may need to do more to make Russian managers aware of the value of Western management knowledge to Russian society.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 14 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1995

Andrew Gale and Susan Cartwright

Deals with the under‐representation of women in management andproject management. Discusses the issue of women as a “specialcase” critically. Draws on recent research…

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Deals with the under‐representation of women in management and project management. Discusses the issue of women as a “special case” critically. Draws on recent research relating to work patterns of men and women. Argues that women′s advancement and participation in project management is a function of the type of organizational culture which has traditionally characterized the industry sectors which employ the skills and techniques of project management. This is the first of two articles which develop this argument.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Publication date: 1 June 1995

Susan Cartwright and Andrew Gale

Considers the gendering of organizations and contends that gender,as a dimension of organizational culture, is a factor responsible forthe limited participation of women…

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Considers the gendering of organizations and contends that gender, as a dimension of organizational culture, is a factor responsible for the limited participation of women in project management. Continues the argument presented in an earlier article published in this journal and proposes an agenda for future research in this area.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 16 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Article
Publication date: 13 June 2008

Shi‐Rui Song and Andrew Gale

The purpose of the research is to investigate project managers' work values and their relationship with project managers' competence.

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Purpose

The purpose of the research is to investigate project managers' work values and their relationship with project managers' competence.

Design/methodology/approach

In this research, the authors conducted semi‐structured interviews using repertory grid techniques on 18 Chinese project managers. Three different approaches are utilised to analyse data obtained from the interviews.

Findings

The authors categorised work values with different perspectives. Project managers' core work values are identified.

Research limitations/implications

The authors recommend that work values are an important dimension in relation to project manager's competence. The understanding of a project manager's work values has a potential application in human resources development and competence‐based management development.

Originality/value

This paper presents an innovative approach to the investigation of a project manager's competence.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 27 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 2001

Sandra L. Fielden, Marilyn J. Davidson, Andrew Gale and Caroline L. Davey

Examines the situation faced by women in the UK construction industry. Finds that women are confronted by a significant number of barriers, beginning with difficulties in…

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Examines the situation faced by women in the UK construction industry. Finds that women are confronted by a significant number of barriers, beginning with difficulties in joining the industry. In addition, the administrative or human resource management roles traditionally occupied by women do not lead to mainstream roles and senior management roles. To increase prospects, women need to able to take on the more mainstream roles in the industry such as design, engineering and construcition iteself. The main investigation of the article is therefore into the barriers preventing women from taking these roles. Conclusions and suggestions for reform are made.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 20 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Article
Publication date: 7 August 2007

Shi‐Rui Song and Andrew Gale

The purpose of the research is to investigate project managers' work values and the relationship between the work values of project managers and their competence.

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Purpose

The purpose of the research is to investigate project managers' work values and the relationship between the work values of project managers and their competence.

Design/methodology/approach

This research project is based on a category of work‐related values generated from the literature. The authors conducted a web‐based questionnaire survey on Chinese project managers in The People's Republic of China.

Findings

From this research it was found that both experienced and novice Chinese project managers share most work values. However, novice and experienced project managers' differ on work values regarding personal career success and project success. Project management knowledge, project manager's personal attitudes and project manager's work values are all important with respect to project management practice.

Practical implications

The authors recommend that work values are an important dimension in relation to project managers' competence. The understanding of project managers' work values has potential application in the context to competence‐based management development.

Originality/value

This paper furthers understanding on project manager's competence.

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1994

Andrew W. Gale

Discusses a recently completed research project on women in constructionmanagement occupations. Focuses on the issues generated by the researchand main conclusions. The…

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Discusses a recently completed research project on women in construction management occupations. Focuses on the issues generated by the research and main conclusions. The methodology is briefly discussed and the sequence of the investigation outlined. Presents the problem of the under‐representation of women in the construction industry with statistical evidence. Issues raised include the image of the construction industry, knowledge as a determinant of career choice and organizational culture. States conclusions and implications for practice.

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Women in Management Review, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0964-9425

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2003

Andrew Gale and Mike Brown

This paper reviews a recently developed closed modular masters programme on generic project management as a project management case study of academic‐industrial…

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This paper reviews a recently developed closed modular masters programme on generic project management as a project management case study of academic‐industrial collaboration. Literature on some educational issues is reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the management of the development of the programme and the delivery phase. The linkage between return‐on‐investment, project management competencies and learning outcomes in the context of industrial‐academic partnerships are explored. The paper also includes a discussion on the drivers, development and implementation of a managed learning environment, using a software package called WebCT. Discussion and conclusions focus on lessons learnt from the development and delivery of the programme.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 22 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 2006

Gina Costello, Christopher Cox, Alice L. Daugherty, Connie Haley, Millie Jackson, S.G. Ranti Junus and Fu Zhuo

To highlight content of interest to this journal’s readership that promotes current thinking and activities in Information Technology.

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Purpose

To highlight content of interest to this journal’s readership that promotes current thinking and activities in Information Technology.

Design/methodology/approach

Selective conference report of the annual meeting of the American Library Association and pre‐conference.

Findings

The largest conference of librarians, the variety of programs, activities, exhibit halls, creates one of the best professional development opportunities for librarians. Attracting librarians from all sectors and work environments from around the globe, this conference is hard to describe in a brief way except to say it is an experience. The article documents relevant programs about information technology was the goal of this contribution.

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Contains information of particular interest to readers who did not attend these sessions. Introducers them to presenters and important hot topics. Provides an alternative to not being present while gaining some information and coverage.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 23 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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