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Cultural Influences in Engineering Projects by Morgan Henrie

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CHAPTER 3

A Review of Culture in Project Literature

It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things.

Machiavelli (2013)

3.1 Introduction

The chapter presents a discussion on project management culture in both a homogeneous (or single nation) culture context as well as within a multinational project team environment. The objective of this chapter is to present the reader with foundation information of culture within project environment and to begin the discussion on what cultural differences exist within a project team, which consists of predominately a single culture, as well as project teams where a diversity of cultures ...

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