This thesis will highlight leadership styles applied by project manager in different situations. In order to have a comprehensive understanding of the leadership style, the thesis will review some of the well known leadership theories including traits theory, behaviour theory and contingency theory etc. In addition, the concept of project management and project manager as well as project success are mentioned in the thesis. Issues will be identified at the end of literature review and they will be the focus in the following chapters. / Based on the information gathered from the literature review, case study and questionnaire survey are conducted to further investigation. Three cases related to construction and IT industries have been selected and they will be analysed to examine the situations matched with appropriate leadership style. Furthermore, project manager and his team members' roles will be identified in each case. Questionnaire survey has 50 questions that are designed to identify the respondent's opinions to project manager's roles, traits and their leadership style etc. / The findings of the research will be concluded in the last chapter. These findings show that project manager can not use a single leadership style in all situations. Therefore, project manager needs to clarify the surrounding and choose an appropriate style that will help him to achieve an effective environment in which project team members and other stakeholders can contribute their knowledge and skills to project success. Recommendations for the further investigation will also be put forward at the end of this chapter. / Thesis (MProjectManagement)--University of South Australia, 2006.
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