Investigating the relationship between organizational factors of stress and delay of software projects in a large knowledge based company.

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Faeze Asgari
Mostafa Jafari
Abbas ramazani


According to psychologists, stress means the pressure and the force and it is the accumulation of life events that disrupts the individual's adaptation to the existing situation. Stress is originated from two places: Inside our bodies and outside our bodies. Internal stresses are associated with biology and personality. External stress factors have three categories: Personal, Organizational and environmental. On the other hand, today, software projects have delays for various reasons and they are not completed on time. Knowledge-based companies require identifying factors causing delays. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between organizational factors of stress and delays of software projects. This is a descriptive correlational research. The population consisted of knowledge workers of a large knowledge-based company (n = 200), a sample of 127 knowledge workers were selected randomly. The data collected through questionnaire. The effect of organizational factors of stress on delay of software projects were assessed using Pearson correlation coefficients. The results show that there is a significant positive relationship between organizational factors of stress and delay of software projects in a large knowledge-based company.


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Faeze Asgari, Zanjan National University

Master in Executive Management, Department of Management

Mostafa Jafari, University of Zanjan

Strategic Management PH.D, Professor Assistant, University of Zanjan

Abbas ramazani, Shahid Beheshti University

PhD Student in educational management, Department of Education


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