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Application of career ecosystems theory and the new psychological contract to the field of project management: toward a conceptual model

Application of career ecosystems theory and the new psychological contract to the field of project management: toward a conceptual model
Application of career ecosystems theory and the new psychological contract to the field of project management: toward a conceptual model

The purpose of this article is to explore how different actors can operate within a project management ecosystem to sustain a pool of project management personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the standards required to support successful project delivery into the future. A new conceptual model is presented offering a set of six propositions whereby professional associations mediate the relationship between project management personnel and employers. The article advances understanding of career ecosystems theory and the new psychological contract via application to a new domain of project management. Practical implications and future research opportunities are also discussed.

career ecosystem theory, conceptual model, new psychological contract, project management, sustainability
8756-9728
Donald, William E.
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Donald, William E.
81d72127-3ea4-463b-814b-b7863462041a

Donald, William E. (2022) Application of career ecosystems theory and the new psychological contract to the field of project management: toward a conceptual model. Project Management Journal. (doi:10.1177/87569728221118873).

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The purpose of this article is to explore how different actors can operate within a project management ecosystem to sustain a pool of project management personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the standards required to support successful project delivery into the future. A new conceptual model is presented offering a set of six propositions whereby professional associations mediate the relationship between project management personnel and employers. The article advances understanding of career ecosystems theory and the new psychological contract via application to a new domain of project management. Practical implications and future research opportunities are also discussed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 June 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 August 2022
Keywords: career ecosystem theory, conceptual model, new psychological contract, project management, sustainability

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Local EPrints ID: 469515
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/469515
ISSN: 8756-9728
PURE UUID: 7aa443e6-9ac1-4d4a-b573-206a6f025a64

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Date deposited: 16 Sep 2022 16:41
Last modified: 16 Sep 2022 16:44

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Author: William E. Donald

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