Leadership, culture and team communication: Analysis of project success causality - A UAE case

Jasim Mohamed Lahdan Fhadel Al Qubaisi, Hossam M. Abu Elanain, Masood A. Badri, Mian M. Ajmal

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    Many international studies linked project success to specific factors such as leader-member exchange relationship theory (LMX), project culture, and team communication. The study expands our efforts to examine team communication as a mediator for the project success factors relations. 186 responses collected from different private and public organisations that represent different international nationalities in Abu Dhabi emirate in UAE. The study uses a series of confirmatory factor analysis to test the measurement models, and structural equation modelling to test project success factors' model relations, hypotheses, and team communication's mediating impact. The study contributes to the understanding of international practices in project management field. Moreover, the findings reveal to what degree team communication, project leadership, and organisational culture influence the project success. In the future, organisations and project leaders responsible for projects will be able to apply the outcomes to reduce project failure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)223-243
    Number of pages21
    JournalInternational Journal of Applied Management Science
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • Abu Dhabi
    • LMX
    • Leadership members exchange
    • Organisation behaviour
    • Project success
    • SEM
    • Structural equation model
    • Team communication
    • UAE

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Strategy and Management


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