Impact of Leadership and Communication on Project Success with the Mediating Effect of Affective Commitment in Virtual Projects

Muhammad Mudasar Ghafoor


Despite growing interest on the issues of communication, leadership style and commitment, studies examining the interplay between all of these three variables are lacking. This paper attempts to address this gap. It draws on survey data involving 225 virtual project managers. Socio-economical changes nowadays have significant influence on the project success rate. The motive quantitative correlational research is inspecting connection among leadership style and communication (independent variable), having the mediating effect of affective commitment what's more, dependent variable, project success in virtual projects. The whole project professionals received 3-part personally administrative questionnaire.  Response rate is 93.2%. The findings designated statistically significant relationship among leadership style, communication on project success in virtual projects and affective commitment contributes as mediation in these relationships. This is helpful for virtual project managers. Limitations and future direction have also been discussed.

Keywords: leadership: communication, affective commitment and project success

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