The difficulty in following project schedule as a key project management challenge : family firm perspective

Joanna Sadkowska


The problem of how to manage projects successfully has been gaining growing interest for the last decades. The aforementioned is mainly caused by the fact that project management offers a wide range of methods and tools which, when properly used, can stimulate long-term growth of businesses. As a consequence it offers a particular development opportunity for family enterprises which, due to their specificity, have to overcome many difficulties. The primary objective of this paper is to examine whether family enterprises perceive, and to what extent, the factor of following project schedule as a difficulty in the area of project management. 154 Polish family firms representing different sectors were surveyed. The results of regression analysis show that family firms with global range of business activities, on the contrary to those with local or regional ones, do not find the factor of following project schedule as a difficulty. This results manly from the tools employed and the maturity level they have reached in project management. The findings support the current discussion on the specificity and uniqueness of family businesses in relationship to the knowledge area of project management. It also contributes to filling the gap on understanding the functioning of family firms in the emerging economies of Eastern Europe.
Author Joanna Sadkowska ZEMF
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- Small Business Unit
Journal seriesManagement and Economics Review, ISSN , e-ISSN 2501-885X
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Englishfamily business, project management difficulties, project schedule, Poland
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)5
ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 12-01-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 12-01-2018, ArticleFromJournal - czasopismo zagraniczne spoza list
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