A Philosophical Perspective of Project Management’s Human Dimension

Horacio De La Cruz Jr.


This paper could be seen as an investigation of the theoretical foundations of Project Management, its nuances, and its relation to the Ethic of Care. Such an investigation is of great importance at the academic level as a basis of research, education, and understanding of the nuances inherent to Project Management. Therefore, grounded in ethical theories, this paper evaluates the importance of the project manager and team's knowledge of the organization’s culture, the significance of managers or organizations nurturing and developing the project team, and how essential it is to the project's success of having managers focusing on technology while modulating its inherent human element thru Ethic of Care. Furthermore, this investigation analyzes the human side of Project Management by synthesizing its theories and concepts and evaluates the knowledge management and approach; it enhances our understanding of today’s project managers' challenges to drive projects to succeed by applying the principles of the Virtue of care that could potentially improve project management.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijba.v14n1p1

International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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