Ronaldo Akiyoshi Nagai
Master's – Project Management: perceptions of public and private agents and the Rewards and Sanctions in Ethical Decision Making in PPPs
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gilmar Masiero
Comission: Profs. Drs. Roque Rabechini Junior, Marly Monteiro de Carvalho and André Castro Carvalho
Class: 215, FEA-5
The body of knowledge in Project Management has evolved in recent years and the success of a project is no longer evaluated solely based on the aspects of cost, time and quality. Other aspects such as ethics gain strength, especially in a context where projects become more complex. In this context, this dissertation aims to explore the different perceptions of public and private agents in Ethical Decision Making (EDM) and the influences of Rewards and Sanctions (R&S), facing an ethical dilemma in the management of PPP’s – Public-Private Partnerships. The methodology is based on the stages of construction of a problem situation (case scenario or vignette) reflecting an ethical dilemma in projects involving public and private agents. The decision of such agents are captured using the Reidenbach and Robin's multidimensional scale (R&R) expanded with Rewards and Sanctions (R&S). Factorial Analysis is used to identify the different aspects that drive the decisions of these two types of agents. The mains results suggest that public and private professionals have distinct motivators in decision-making process regarding an ethical dilemma and respond to sanctions and rewards in a peculiar way. These results suggest the need for new multidisciplinary studies involving Public Administration and Law to broaden Project Management knowledge. They also suggest the search for greater clarity and dissemination of rewards and sanctions among the actors involved, as they are strong influencers of ethical behavior in decision making.
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