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Received: 2016-12-17  |  Accepted: 2017-03-10  |  Published: 2017-06-30

Title

Tackling projects on sustainability: a Lithuanian case study


Abstract

Companies are increasingly coming under strong global pressure to incorporate sustainability considerations into their project decision-making process. This is where project managers play a vital role. However, how project managers approach sustainability in their daily work still has to be explored. Therefore, this article seeks to determine whether and to what extent project managers take into account sustainability in project management decision making. Research was carried out in Lithuania, selecting two industries: construction and automotive. The case study revealed that project managers in Lithuania still do not give much regard to sustainability when making their decisions. Only a limited number of sustainability criteria are taken into account by project managers in their decisions. Research also showed that a project manager gives more consideration to sustainability in project management decision making than a project team member.


Keywords

sustainability, project, project management, project manager, decision making


JEL classifications

Q01 , Q55 , M21 , O22 , L62 , L74


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/119


DOI


Pages

477-488


Funding

This research was supported by the project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 645730.

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Authors

Dobrovolskienė, Nomeda
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania http://www.vgtu.lt
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Tvaronavičienė, Manuela
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania http://www.vgtu.lt
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Tamošiūnienė, Rima
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania http://www.vgtu.lt
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

4


Number

4


Issue date

June 2017


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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