Title

Successful Project Sponsor Behaviors During Project Initiation: An Empirical Investigation

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Managerial Issues

ISSN

10453695

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

140

159

Publication Date

4-1-2009

Abstract

While there are likely specific tasks carried out by a project sponsor that are associated with the successful completion of a project, very little research exists that attempts to identify and/or validate such tasks. The current study examines empirically behaviors associated with the role of a project sponsor during the initiating stage of a project. In addition to identifying and validating these behaviors, we also test their effects on established project outcomes. Results provide an important step toward understanding effective sponsor behavior.