Optimizing Engineering Project Governance for Sustainability

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Title Optimizing Engineering Project Governance for Sustainability
Author Tuffley, David; Wong, Zoe Kuen; Houghton, Luke
Journal Name Advanced Materials Research
Editor Qunjie Xu, Honghua Ge and Junxi Zhang
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Switzerland
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Abstract Organisations are increasingly leveraging improved decision making processes during the establishment of project teams. Beyond the obvious advantages of accessing qualified, cost-effective project staff, the issues of sustainability and governance are addressed when the virtual teaming approach is used. Projects can proceed without people needing to travel to a co-located work-place, thus saving time, effort and expense while creating less environmental pollution. But there is a governance problem; running virtual projects, particularly complex projects involve a greater degree of difficulty than managing co-located projects. What is needed are effective, practical methods for managing virtual projects. This paper introduces a new Reference Model of Organisational Behavior (RMOB) for the Leadership of Complex Virtual Teams which is arguably an effective way to meet the challenges of virtual teaming. This paper also discusses the new issue of sustainable leadership with mention of the proposed Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Management indicators that point towards sustainable governance.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.361-363.1638
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Trans Tech Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 361-363
Page from 1638
Page to 1650
ISSN 1022-6680
Date Accessioned 2011-10-28
Language en_US
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Engineering Practice
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/45661
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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