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Title: The influence of project managers’ competencies on the delivery of successful innovation in projects
Authors: HASSAN, AFAF
Keywords: project managers
successful innovation
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
innovation competencies
innovation environment
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Publisher: The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Abstract: This thesis investigates the influence of project manager innovation competencies on the delivery of successful innovation in projects in the United Arab Emirates. The objectives of this thesis are to critically investigate the impact of the project manager innovation competencies on the delivery of successful innovation in projects, and to analytically examine the mediation effect of the project manager innovation personality traits and the project manager innovation environment on the relationship between the project manager innovation competencies and the delivery of successful innovation in projects. The research employs a quantitative method, as data are collected using online questionnaires from employees working in different companies operating in the United Arab Emirates. The data analysis is performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and structural equation modelling (AMOS) by means of multiple-regression, path and mediation analysis. The confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) results indicate that there are four clusters for project manager innovation competencies that are impact and influence competencies, cognitive competencies, personal effectiveness competencies, and managerial competencies. There are six clusters for project manager innovation personality traits that are alertness and quickness, self-confidence, decision-making, openness to innovation, honesty and integrity, and energy and toughness traits. There are two clusters to measure the delivery of successful innovation in projects that are control of new scope and response to scope change. Yet, the CFA is not used for the measurements of the project manager innovation environment, as each variable has less than five observations. Thus, the measurements of project manager innovation environment are obtained from the literature review and they include four clusters that are stakeholders, resources, culture, and market. The findings indicate that all of the studied project manager innovation competencies have a direct positive impact on the delivery of successful innovation in projects. The results also reveal that the project manager innovation personality traits fully mediate the relationship between the project manager innovation competencies and the delivery of successful innovation in projects. Except that the project manager innovation personality traits partially mediate the relationship between project manager personal effectiveness competencies and the response to scope change in projects. At the same time, the project manager innovation environment fully mediates the relationship between the project manager innovation competencies and the delivery of successful innovation in projects. Except that the project manager innovation environment partially mediates the relationship between project manager managerial competencies and the response to scope change in projects. Thus, this research thesis contributes to both the diffusion of innovation theory and the threshold and high performance managerial competencies theory. It is also one of the first empirical studies to establish a relationship between project managers’ innovation competencies, innovation personality traits, innovation environment, and the delivery of successful innovation in projects.
URI: http://bspace.buid.ac.ae/handle/1234/1155
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