Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 3&4,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Impact of organizational structure on success of projects in the food industry in transition countries


Dragana Milin *, Slobodan Morača, Nenad Simeunović, Slavica Mitrović

Recieved Date: 2013-06-30, Accepted Date: 2013-10-21


This paper examines the project management in food industry, and the analysis is based on data collected from 38 projects carried out in food industry in Serbia. Objective was to analyse the relationship between aspects of project organisational structure and four different success criteria. Project organisational structure was determined by division of responsibilities between project and line managers in terms of source of authority of project manager, how project manager obtains resources for projects, i.e. how project teams are formed and who evaluates the performance of project teams. Success criteria were: completion on time, staying in the budget, meeting all requirements and specifications, as well as by estimating the overall success of the project. Although companies can successfully manage their projects in traditional, functional organisational structure if the organisational culture encourages cross-functional integration, this paper shows that projects are more successful if performed in matrix organisational structure. Limitation of this study is that Serbia is still at the early stages of project management development, and therefore no project comes from organisational structure which could be called project organisational structure so there could be no comparisons between the success of projects in project organisational structure and other organisational structures.


Project management, project success, food industry, transition countries

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 88-92

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