The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between the independent variable, leadership style, and the dependent variable, project success in virtual projects. The number of virtual project teams is increasing (Anu, 2006). Furst et al. (2004) reported as many as 13 million employees in the United States are members of one or more virtual project teams. The target population for the study included 500 Project Management Professional-certified project managers who reside in the Kansas City, Missouri, metropolitan area. The entire target population of 500 project management professionals received a three-part questionnaire by way of direct mail. The mailing included a postage-paid return envelope for participants to return the completed anonymous questionnaires for data collection and analysis. The sample included all 229 respondents from the target population of 500 project management professionals. The response rate was consistent with the 218 responses needed to ensure a confidence level of .95 with a margin of error of .05 (Raosoft, 2008). The findings indicated a statistically significant relationship exists between leadership style, specifically transformational leadership, and project success in virtual projects. The quantitative data could assist leaders through increased understanding of the impact of leadership style on the success of virtual projects.business success; however, no models specifically address the leadership styles needed to ensure project success in the virtual project environment. The current study involved a search to determine how leadership style affects virtual projectanbsp;...
|Title||:||Examining the Relationship Between Leadership Style and Project Success in Virtual Projects|
|Author||:||George E. Arnold|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|