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Volume 5 | Issue 3 | 2022


Title: Effect of Technological Orientation on Project Management Process and Infrastructure Performance of RTA in UAE

Author(S): Abdalla Ahmed Hassan AlAli* and Norlaile binti Salleh Hudin

Corresponding Author Affiliation*: Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia

Abstract:

The importance of Road and Transportation Project Management Cycle contributions internationally and encourages further development initiative to support Middle Eastern region and United Arab Emirates (UAE) roads and transport. UAE’s infrastructure project failure rate has been estimated to be as high as 50%. The general objective of this study is to assess the relationship between project management process, technological orientation and Infrastructure performance in United Arab Emirates (UAE). A cross-sectional study was carried out for this purpose. For this study the target population was an employee of RTA. However, population was the officer, managers, and engineer who worked in RTA for this research. The questionnaire was pilot tested for content validity with a sample of 36 employees. To ensure a high rate of response, structured-short and self-administrated questions, and mostly closed questions were prepared. The required sample size for this study was estimated to be 361. Because the current study employed quantitative methodology, statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS 24 and AMOS 21. The results of structural equation modelling showed that there is significant relationship between project management process and technological orientation (β = 0.313, t = 6.686, p ≤ .05), project management process and infrastructure performance (β = 0.331, t = 6.431, p ≤ .05) and technological orientation and infrastructure performance (β = 0.411, t = 7.346, p ≤ .05). The study also found that there is a significant partial mediating effect of technological orientation between project management process and infrastructure performance. This study concluded that firms can improve infrastructure performance through the incorporation of technological tools. It is further concluded that dimensions of project management process are the important determinants that support performance. Therefore, the study encourages firms’ management to pursue technology in improving infrastructure performance in today’s competitive and digital era.

Keywords: Road and transportation, Project management, Technological orientation, Infrastructure performance, United Arab Emirates

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37227/JIBM-2022-03-5684

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