Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/169066
Authors: 
Ceptureanu, Eduard-Gabriel
Ceptureanu, Sebastian-Ion
Luchian, Cristian-Eugen
Luchian, Iuliana
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Amfiteatru Economic Journal [ISSN:] 2247-9104 [Volume:] 19 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 44 [Pages:] 215-231
Abstract: 
The present paper addresses quality management from the specific perspective of project management consulting service providers, in the framework of large infrastructure projects. Because of their supposed superiority in knowledge and experience, project management consultants have an ultimate responsibility for the proper implementing of the project. Therefore, quality management in consulting organizations should focus on critical success factors. As there is no consensus yet regarding the most important aspects of the consulting activity on which depend the achievement of the project aims, there is scope for further investigating this subject. Here, the case of a project management consulting organization involved in large infrastructure projects in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and Serbia is analyzed. Data collected through a questionnaire-based survey among international consultants and support personnel suggest that factors related to leadership style and communication skills are more closely tied to the success of the project than more technical aspects. The results constitute an empirical evidence of main success factors for specialized consulting services in project management and can be useful in improving business and project performance and achieving business excellence.
Subjects: 
quality management
consulting services
critical success factors
business performance
JEL: 
M10
O1
L2
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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