Top management support: mantra or necessity?

Raymond Young, Ernest Jordan

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This research provides substantial evidence that top management support is the most important critical success factor for project success and is not simply one of many factors. The finding is justified in the context of the project management literature and the IT factor research. There are significant implications for practice because it appears that the conventional project management and technical advice has less impact on success than previously thought. Boards and top managers may have to personally accept that they have more influence on whether a project succeeds or fails.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Research Workshop on IT Project Management (2nd : 2007) - Montréal, Canada
Duration: 8 Dec 20078 Dec 2007


WorkshopInternational Research Workshop on IT Project Management (2nd : 2007)
CityMontréal, Canada


  • Top management support, critical success factor, project success, project failure, IT/business project, organisational change, project champion
  • top management support
  • critical success factor
  • project success
  • project failure
  • IT/business project
  • organisational change
  • project champion


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