Factors affecting the project management competences of government departments in Sarawak

Mohamad Danial, Bin Beti (2013) Factors affecting the project management competences of government departments in Sarawak. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

The present study was borne out of the arising discussions over the inefficiency of public sector organizations to undertake project implementation, upon which project management competences were highlighted as the main deferring factor for this quandary. Such problems are evident in Malaysia in general, and in Sarawak, in particular, in which improvements to project management competences among government officers have left a lot to be desireV Thus, the study wishes to explore the effects of environmental factors in the organization on the individual project management competency behaviours, to explain such claimed deficiency, after Boyatzis' (1982) "effective job performance" model. Data was thus collected from 155 respondents from project personnel in government bodies in the Kuching Division using self-administered questionnaire survey with 90 returned replies. The demographic profile, achievement-orientation levels, perception of organizational climate, organizational culture and nature of work were each elicited using specific scales to measure the required variables. From the analysis of data collected, it was inferred that organizational climate and nature of work were significantly related to ~chievement-orientation competency. Organizational culture was not significantly related to achievement-orientation. The findings supported previous studies on the effects of organizational factors such as climate and job characteristics, on the disposition of employees' towards performance, job satisfaction, commitment, among others. In conclusion, the present study was able to achieve its intended objectives and the results could be used to contribute to the improvements of the government delivery system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Project management, competency, Government Department, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 03:32
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 03:20
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12678

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