Incorporating corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR) in project management for the information technology (IT) sector : barriers and enablers

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dc.contributor.advisor Visser, Wayne
dc.contributor.postgraduate Phiri, Shadreck
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-31T11:57:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-31T11:57:31Z
dc.date.created 2015-03-24
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.description Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2014. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which CSR is incorporated into the management of projects within the Information Technology (IT) Sector. The study’s focus was particularly on IT Projects and IT Project Management. This research adopted a qualitative, exploratory approach as the study aimed to obtain new insights. Information was gathered from a cross-section of 8 companies, with 13 experts participating in semi-structured interviews. The study found that cost reduction is the real motive behind undertaking of IT Projects. The efficiencies brought about by IT Projects improve processes and cut out unnecessary waste. The reduction of operational risk, increase of revenue and reduction of costs are the true motivations for undertaking these IT Projects. If value creation is argued from this perspective, it could be considered a viable Business Case. The study found that CSR is well incorporated in organisations that have Project Management Offices (PMOs). Because the PMOs appear to engender good CSR practices, Management should seriously consider the establishment of PMOs to effectively address the incorporation of CSR into their IT Projects and IT Project Management. The use of IT Projects to develop beneficial products presents a solid Business Case for CSR incorporation. en_ZA
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dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en
dc.description.librarian zkgibs2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Phiri, S. (2014). Incorporating corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR) in project management for the information technology (IT) sector: barriers and enablers (MBA mini-dissertation).Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria. Retrieved from http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/1818 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/44221
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.subject UCTD
dc.subject Information technology en_ZA
dc.subject Social responsibility of business en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainable development. en_ZA
dc.subject Qualitative research en_ZA
dc.title Incorporating corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR) in project management for the information technology (IT) sector : barriers and enablers en_ZA
dc.type Mini Dissertation en_ZA


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