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READINGS FROM THE FORMAL DISCOURSE OF PROJECT MANAGERS REGARDING DIVERSITY IN TEAMS

Revista de Gestão e Projetos. 2012;3(1):197-224 DOI 10.5585/gep.v3i1.60

 

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Journal Title: Revista de Gestão e Projetos

ISSN: 2236-0972 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade Nove de Julho

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Industries. Land use. Labor: Management. Industrial management

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Full-text formats available: PDF

 

AUTHORS


Sandra Regina da Rocha-Pinto (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro)

Philipe Deschamps Gonçalves Dias

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 4 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Based on the viewpoint of project managers with regards to diversity, this paper used a phenomenographic method. Fifteen project managers were interviewed. The latter focused primarily on the variety of techniques, rather than on varieties of any other kind. This view of diversity extends beyond those angles generally taken in the literature on the theme which in most instances refer to diversity as based on gender, race and disadvantaged ethnic and minority groups. Additionally, the study brings to light the fact that diversities of knowledge and behavior are as beneficial for the development of projects. Furthermore, communication and the role of the project manager were raised as mitigating factors when it came to diversity. And, lastly, the conclusion arrived at was that project managers have similar discourses which correspond to the recommendation of the main project management manuals. These discourses and forms of expression are in most cases ready-made.