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Factors influencing project management effectiveness in the Malaysian local councils

Ong, Choon Hee and Bahar, Taufik (2019) Factors influencing project management effectiveness in the Malaysian local councils. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 12 (4). pp. 1146-1164. ISSN 1753-8378

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-09-2018-0200


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between top management support, project mission (PM), synergy and project management effectiveness (PME) in the Malaysian local councils. It also attempts to analyze the relative importance and performance of the predictor constructs on the target construct for managerial actions. Design/methodology/approach: Primary data based on 169 respondents were collected and analyzed using PLS-SEM to assess validity, reliability, hypothesis testing and importance-performance matrix analysis (IPMA) of the study constructs. Findings: PM and synergy were found to be significantly and positively associated with PME. However, top management support was not related to PME. Synergy has the highest relative importance level in influencing PME and it is regarded as the most relevant construct for managerial actions. Research limitations/implications: This study examines the significant factors that contribute to the effectiveness of project management in the local councils. It forms a basis for other state local councils to emulate the research model and compare the findings among different project teams in different locations. Practical implications: The IPMA identifies synergy as a primary important construct for project management activities. It explains PME is linked with extensive collaboration, inter-departmental relations, interpersonal coordination and close liaisons. Originality/value: This study is among the few that examines factors influencing PME in the Malaysian local councils. Inclusion of synergy as one of the predictor constructs will definitely help to improve the well-functioning and coordination of the project.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Project leadership, Project objectives
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:88663
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 18:39
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 18:39

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