A study was conducted of 97 projects identified as failures by the projects’ managers or parent organizations. Using the project implementation profile , a set of managerially controllable factors were identified as associated with project failure. The factors differed according to three contingency variables: 1) the precise way in which failure was defined; 2) the type of project; and 3) the stage of the project in its life cycle. Implications for project management and for future research on failed projects were noted.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering