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The challenge of introducing sustainability into project management function: multiple-case studies
- Martens, Mauro Luiz, Carvalho, Marly M.
- Journal of cleaner production 2016 v.117 pp. 29-40
- business enterprises, interviews, managers, public sector, questionnaires, Brazil, United States
- Project management field management has neglected sustainability issues. This research investigates how companies are introducing sustainability into project management. Moreover, it aims to investigate how sustainability can impact project success. A multiple-case studies approach was conducted in four companies from Brazil and USA, from different sectors. Data were gathered from multiple sources including semi-structured interviews with to project and sustainability managers, and online questionnaires were applied to project team members. The results suggest that firms are concerned about sustainability in project management; however there is a gap between the perception of importance and the actual use in practice. Finally, companies from the public sector are more concerned about the social dimension than the others.