The Mediating Effect of Knowledge Transfer in Construction Project
Mohammed Hatem Obaid1, Nurul Fadly Habidin2
1Mohammed Hatem Obaid, Faculty of Management and Economics Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
2Nurul Fadly Habidin, Faculty of Management and Economics Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.

Manuscript received on 02 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 2412-2416 | Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6718068819/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.H6718.0881019
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Abstract: The construction industry is a competitive high-risk industry with an unprecedented uncertainties in technology, budget, and development processes. It has become more dynamic in nature and the execution of projects have become more complex and difficult to manage. The need then evolved to develop a framework for project performance. This study investigates the factors affecting the project success and performance using a knowledge and resource-based approach. Data was collected from project managers, civil engineers, site managers, and architects. A total of 221 responses were collected. The data analysis was conducted using SPSS and Smart PLS. This results from this investigation revealed that knowledge transfer does not mediate the effect of strategic factors or employee factors on the project performance of Iraqi public construction projects. This finding indicated that the role of knowledge practices in Iraqi public project is still not matured. Top management are advised to effectively implement the knowledge management practices in public projects. Implementing knowledge management will avoid the organization the cost of repeating the same mistakes. Thus, it was concluded in this study that knowledge transfer is still in its infancy and currently it has no mediating effect between the variables of this study.
Keywords: Project success; Project failure; Construction project; SPSS; AMOS; Knowledge-base, Resource based
Scope of the Article: Construction Engineering