The Influence of Project Management Knowledge of Academics on the Success of University Research Projects

Ahmed Ibrahim, Ding Yong


Literature shows that Project Management Knowledge is critical for many industries to achieve Project success, which has steadily increased and has become indispensable in many industries. This study investigated the influence of Project Management knowledge of Academics to the success of academic research projects. The hypothetical model was adopted from the PMBOK guide framework.A survey questionnaire of academics (University researchers) performed in universities in the city of Hefei, China was used to obtain empirical data. The results revealed a positive significant relationship between Project Management Knowledge Areas and Project Success. Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA) was also carried out to enable the researchers and managers to understand the contribution of individual Project Management Knowledge Areas. The work has numerous contributions to the body of knowledge and highlights Project Management Knowledge Areas critical for academics to achieve project success.

Keywords: Project management; Project Success; Project Management Knowledge Areas; Academics; Importance-Performance Analysis.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/11-15-15

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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