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Recommended Citation: Tesch, D B, T J Kloppenborg, and E Dietz.  A Comparison of Project Sponsor Behaviorís in Project Initiation: the Information Systems Perspective vs All Other.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2006, v 23 (Dallas): §2534. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 6(26). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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A Comparison of Project Sponsor Behaviorís in Project Initiation: the Information Systems Perspective vs All Other

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Debbie B. Tesch    [a1] [a2]
Williams College of Business
Xavier University    [u1] [u2]
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA    [c1] [c2]

Timothy J. Kloppenborg    [a1] [a2]
Management Information Systems Department
Xavier University    [u1] [u2]
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA    [c1] [c2]

Elizabeth Dietz    [a1] [a2]
Management Information Systems Department
Xavier University    [u1] [u2]
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA    [c1] [c2]

Regardless of the number of interested parties or stakeholders on a project, the project sponsor is the executive with the fiscal authority, political clout, and personal commitment to see a project through. Efforts exist that identify and validate a set of executive sponsor behaviors necessary for successful projects. Based on a recent study of sponsor behaviors in the initiating stage of a project, we propose to examine previously identified sponsor behavior factor responses by field and predict there will be no difference between the responses of respondents who work primarily in the IT field and responses of respondents in all other fields.

Keywords: project sponsor, project initiation, project management

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