Transformational leadership and project success

The mediating role of team-building

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Abstract

Although the effect of transformational leadership on project success is empirically supported, less is known about the mechanisms that explain this effect. To address this issue, we propose the mediating role of team-building as a possible explanation of the relationship between transformational leadership and project success. Based on a field survey of 200 development project managers in the Ethiopian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) sector, the results of our study indicate that team-building partially mediates the effect of transformational leadership on project success. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of these findings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)806-818
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2016

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Keywords

  • Project success
  • Team-building
  • Transformational leadership

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In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 34, No. 5, 30.07.2016, p. 806-818.

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