The Impact of Goals on Software Project Management: An Experimental Investigation
Abdel-Hamid, Tarek K.
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Over the last three decades, a significant stream of research in organizational behavior has established the importance of goals in regulating human behavior. The precise degree of association between goals and action, however, remains an empirical question since people may, for example, make errors and/or lack the ability to attain theirgoals. This may be particularly true in dynamically complex task environments, such as the management of software development.