Does Project Governance Lead to Successful Projects

Raymond YOUNG, Simon Poon, Adrian Wong

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Project governance can potentially provide the top management support needed for projects to succeed. However, the awareness and adoption of project governance guidelines has been sporadic. This research seeks to overcome any credibility gaps that may exist by developing a theoretical model to explain why project governance should work and testing the model against industry data. The research found five of six theoretical constructs for project governance correlated significantly with project success and different constructs were more important at different at different stages in the project lifecycle. The contribution of the research is firstly to show project governance can be explained by agency theory and theories of planned change. The second contribution is to provide evidence that project governance leads to project success.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
EditorsProfessor Hepu Deng, Professor Craig Standing
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherRMIT University
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780992449506
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems, Transforming the Future, ACIS 2013 - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20136 Dec 2013


ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems
Abbreviated titleACIS 2013


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