How project complexity influence project success in IT sector of Saudi Arabia: a moderated mediated analysis
by Sami Salem Alzahrani
Middle East J. of Management (MEJM), Vol. 7, No. 6, 2020

Abstract: It is generally perceived that complex natured projects may cause poor project success, with minimal empirical proof supporting this debate. Hence, this research examine that how project complexity influences project success having project performance as a mediator and moderating effect of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership in IT sector of Saudi Arabia having 400 respondents. Data for current investigation is accumulated through self-administrated online questionnaire. Structural equation modelling was used to analyse the data by using Smart PLS3. Results reveal that project complexity is negatively related to project success and project performance acts as a mediator between them as well. Results also show that transformational leadership does not affect the project complexity and project performance relationship while emotional intelligence buffer the relationship between project complexity and project performance. Research work can be upgraded by considering different variables like financial performance, total quality management, environmental factors and project planning to investigate the effect of project complexity on project success.

Online publication date: Tue, 27-Oct-2020

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