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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2012 Vol.2(1): 68-76 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2012.V2.85

Leadership and Cultural Issues: Evaluation and Measurement in the Context of Software Development Projects

Khaled Hamdan, Peter Smith, and Valentina Plekhanova

Abstract—The success of a software project requires the work of highly capable and motivated individuals as well as a strong and capable leader. Yet, it has been repeatedly demonstrated that lack of quality leadership in a project is often a cause of that project’s ultimate failure. Selecting the most suitable individual to lead a project is not an easy task. In this research we present a new method for selecting a project manager, by formally modeling leadership and cultural characteristics. The characteristics sought by the organisation and of each candidate manager are modeled using an approach known as profile theory. We show how to apply the methodology within an organisational context.

Index Terms—Culture and leadership characteristics, profile theory, project management, quantitative assessment.

K. Hamdan is with UAE University, Al Ain, UAE (e-mail: khamdan@uaeu.ac.ae).
P. Smith and V. Plekhanova are with Sunderland University, UK (email: Peter.Smith@sunderland.ac.uk, Valentina.Plekhanova@sunderland.ac.uk).

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Cite: Khaled Hamdan, Peter Smith, and Valentina Plekhanova, "Leadership and Cultural Issues: Evaluation and Measurement in the Context of Software Development Projects," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 68-76, 2012.

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