Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences Vol (13), Issue (1), 2020

Impact of Ambidextrous Leadership on Project Success with the Mediating Role of Innovation and Moderating Role of Self-Efficacy

Zainab Ahsan, Syed Arslan Haider, Umar Nawaz Kayani & Sumaira Nawaz

Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Foundation University, Rawalpindi Campus

The purpose of this research study is to empirically test the impact of ambidextrous leadership onproject success with innovation as a mediator and self-efficacy as a moderator. The sample was drawn using convenient sampling technique. The data is collected through survey method, from branches of telecom firms in Pakistan (n = 327). The analysis is carried out by using SPSS v.25 and AMOS v.23 software's to test hypothesis. The findings suggested that there is positive and significant relationship between ambidextrous leadership and project success. For the projects tobe successful, the leaders need to be ambidextrous by being explorative and exploitative according to the situation to meet challenges and overcome constraints. Innovation mediates the relationship between ambidextrous leadership and project success. Furthermore, results indicated that self-efficacy positively moderates the relationship between innovation and project success. Finally, some theoretical and practical implications on an organizational level, presenting certain guidelines to understand how ambidextrous leadership affects the success of projects within the organization, and research limitations and future directions are presented.
Keywords: Ambidextrous Leadership, Project Success, Innovation, Self-Efficacy




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