Obsessive passion, competence, and performance in a project management context
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, E-ISSN 1873-4634, Vol. 31, no 6, 877–888- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Obsessive passion is when people have a strong inclination toward an activity that they like, find important, and in which they spend significant time, but also feel internal pressure to engage in. Prior research has demonstrated that obsessive passion typically brings several negative consequences. The present study nuances the picture by showing that there are indeed conditions when obsessive passion can be beneficial and that it has an important role for project management. It develops and tests hypotheses on the role of project leaders' obsessive passion for project goals. Results support that challenging goals are attained to a greater extent if the project leader scores high on obsessive passion. Such obsessive passion, in turn, is a result of the project leader's competence (positive relationship) and the team's competence (inverted U-shaped relationship). These results have important implications for theory and future research on passion, goal theory, and competence in projects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 31, no 6, 877–888- p.
Research subject Entrepreneurship and Innovation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-13718DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.09.002Local ID: d001edfe-35cf-4450-92e1-f93776529d3fOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-13718DiVA: diva2:986671
ProjectsCiiR-Centre for Inter-Organizational Innovation Research, Entreprenörers passion: Studier av uppkomst, upplevelse och konsekvenser, Arbetspassionens utveckling och betydelse för individer med mer eller mindre tydligt definierade arbetsuppgifter i nätverksbaserade arbetsmiljöer, Arbetspassionens utveckling och betydelse på dagens nätverksbaserade arbetsplatser
Validerad; 2013; 20120925 (andbra)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved