Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

The Perceived Relationship Between Sustainability in Project Management and Project Success

Sara Keshavarzian
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences Netherlands
Gilbert Silvius
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences Netherlands


Sustainable project management is one of the most important global project management trends today. And despite of several studies addressing the relationship between sustainable project management and success, this relationship is still inadequately addressed. Following the suggestion that project success is just as much influenced by subjective perceptions as it is by objective performance data, this study focuses on the subjective perception of the relationship between the dimensions of sustainable project management and the criteria of project success.

Based on a quantitative survey-based research design, the study found a positive perceived relationship between sustainable project management and all criteria of project success. However, the participants of the study differentiated this positive relationship for the different criteria of project success. The study also found that practitioners perceive sustainable project manager as a single integrated construct and do not differentiate between the different dimensions of sustainable project management.

Keywords: Project Management, Sustainability, Project Success.



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