Impact of Organizational Culture on Project Success and the moderating role of Top Management Support
Keywords:Organizational Culture, Top Management Support, Project Success, Telecommunications
The purpose of this research is to assess the impact of organizational culture on project success dimensions i.e., project efficiency, impact on customers, impact on team, direct organizational success and preparing for future. The study also demonstrates the significance of organizational culture, top management support and project success with respect to project management in telecommunication sector of Pakistan. A sample size of 293 is analyzed to assess the relationships between the said variables. Furthermore, the role of top management support in moderating the relationship between organizational culture and project success dimensions is assessed. The findings distinctly show a significant impact of organizational culture on the five dimensions of project success including project efficiency, impact on customers, impact on team, direct organizational success and preparing for future respectively. Top management support is found to have a significant impact as a moderator on the project success dimensions except that of preparing for future. The study contributes to the resource-based theory by highlighting organizational culture and top management support as an organizational capability that drives project success. The study also offers practical insights to the telecommunication industry and enables the senior management to revisit their perspective in developing enabling cultures and offering active management support in enhancing success rate of projects in their organizations.