Morally Successful IT Projects

  • Tero Vartiainen
  • Maritta Pirhonen


Little attention has been given in the literature to the moral aspects of IT projects. The concept of moral success applied in this exploratory study derives from moral psychology theory, and experienced project managers' perceptions of a morally successful project are gathered and analyzed. The results show that a project may morally succeed or fail in the initiation phase (choosing clients, making the proposal), in the execution phase (meeting the objectives, ensuring the well-being of the team), and in relating to the context (laws and regulations, the effects on the stakeholders). These issues are reflected through the literature on project success, and implications for research and practice are presented.


Moral Agent Moral Character Project Success Moral Motivation Moral Psychology 
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  • Tero Vartiainen
  • Maritta Pirhonen

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