Project Management

The Strength Of Strong Ties: Career Neworks In International Development Projects

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Executive Summary

The role of networks in the international development project sector has been identified from the perspective of seller-buyer/client relationships. In this paper, the authors extend the exploration of such networks to include what they term as a career network in which external specialist consultants - independent of the supplier or client - have the power to exert considerable influence over international project outcomes and interaction between the various parties involved in the project, through their own professional expertise and personal connections.

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