Optimizing engineering project governance for sustainability

Tuffley, David and Wong, Yuk Kuen and Houghton, Luke (2012) Optimizing engineering project governance for sustainability. In: International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICEESD 2011), 21-23 Oct 2011, Shanghai, China.

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Abstract

Organisations are increasingly leveraging improved decision making processes during the establishment of project teams. Beyond the obvious advantages of accessing qualified, cost-effective project staff, the issues of sustainability and governance are addressed when the virtual teaming approach is used. Projects can proceed without people needing to travel to a co-located work-place, thus saving time, effort and expense while creating less environmental pollution. But there is a governance problem; running virtual projects, particularly complex projects involve a greater degree of difficulty than managing co-located projects. What is needed are effective, practical methods for managing virtual projects. This paper introduces a new Reference Model of Organisational Behavior (RMOB) for the Leadership of Complex Virtual Teams which is arguably an effective way to meet the challenges of virtual teaming. This paper also discusses the new issue of sustainable leadership with mention of the proposed Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Management indicators that point towards sustainable governance.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 06:52
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 05:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: complex teams; equity of access; international governance; leadership; process assessment model; process reference model; sustainability; virtual teams
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960609 Sustainability Indicators
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.361-363.1638
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24444

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