Personal competency of women project managers / Mastura Jaafar and Liyana Othman

Jaafar, Mastura and Othman, Liyana (2012) Personal competency of women project managers / Mastura Jaafar and Liyana Othman. In: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment 2012 (ICITSBE 2012), 16-17 April 2012, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perak.

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Abstract

Women have been underrepresented in construction industry worldwide. While there are many studies done in
different countries on women in construction industry, but it is interesting to note that the similar study has attracted very minimal attention in Malaysia. Studies on women involvement in the industry is rather limited. Thus, the aim of the research is to assess the personal competency level of women project managers in Malaysian Construction Industry. This study used stratified random sampling design on the listed Grade 7 Contractor companies in Peninsular Malaysia. A Survey survey approach was used to collect data from on 15 women project managers in Peninsular Malaysia. The results reveals that experience is the first criterion been used in selecting women project manager while the three main personal competencies owned by them are honesty and integrity, alertness and quickness and effective decision making.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Jaafar, Mastura
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Othman, Liyana
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Leadership in women. Women executives
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Leadership in women. Women executives > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Project management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Construction industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Construction industry > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment 2012 (ICITSBE 2012)
Event Dates: 16-17 April 2012
Page Range: pp. 107-114
Item ID: 41756
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competency, women project manager and construction industry.
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41756

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