Dancing in the white spaces: Exploring gendered assumptions in successful project managers' discourse about their work

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, Janice en_US
dc.contributor.author Buckle-Henning, Pamela en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:35:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:35:18Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2007002674 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thomas, J. and Buckle-Henning, P. 2006 'Dancing in the white spaces: Exploring gendered assumptions in successful project managers' discourse about their work', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 682-686. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0263-7863 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4868
dc.description.abstract By design, bodies of knowledge capture and influence best working practices. Gendered assumptions based on masculine cognitive styles are predominant in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) [PMI. Project Management Body of Knowledge. Project Management Institute 1996]. This study investigates the assumptions and cognitive styles embedded in successful project managers' discussions of their working practices. Both male and female project managers exhibit sophisticated skill in balancing masculine and feminine cognitive styles and attribute their success to "dancing in the white spaces" between the lines laid out by the PMBOK. This raises important questions about the role of the PMBOK in training and certifying project managers. A? 2007 Elsevier Ltd and IPMA. en_US
dc.publisher Pergamon en_US
dc.title Dancing in the white spaces: Exploring gendered assumptions in successful project managers' discourse about their work en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Project Management en_US
dc.journal.volume 25 en_US
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 552 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 559 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Faculty of Business en_US
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dc.for 120200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000029693 en_US
dc.personcode 0000043082 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US


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