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 Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2024), Pages: 137-149


 Original Research Paper

IT tools and project value: Mediating role of teamwork and moderating role of top management support


 Muhammad Naeem 1, Amanat Ali 1, *, Muhammad Sajid Khattak 2, Muhammad Irfanullah Arfeen 3, Muhammad Azam I. Chaudhary 4, Faisal Iqbal Malik 5


 1Lahore School of Professional Studies, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
 2Planning and Development Directorate, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
 3Quaid-i-Azam School of Management Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
 4Department of Health Informatics, Northwest Integrated Health, Tacoma, Washington, USA
 5Dera Ghazi Khan Waste Management Company, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan

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This study aimed to examine how information technology (IT) tools affect the value of construction projects in Pakistan, considering the roles of teamwork and support from top management. Based on theories from previous research, a model was created to explain these relationships. To test this model, data was collected from 130 participants involved in Pakistani construction projects through a survey. The Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) method was used to analyze the data. The findings showed that IT tools have a positive effect on both the value of projects and teamwork. Additionally, teamwork enhances the value of projects and serves as a connecting factor between IT tools and project value. Top management support also plays a crucial role by strengthening the positive effect of teamwork in this relationship. This research contributes to both theory and practice. Theoretically, it offers a new model and improves project management strategies to increase project value. Practically, it assists those involved in managing construction projects, including project managers, contractors, and policymakers, in planning and executing their projects more effectively and achieving better results.

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 IT tools, Project management, Project value, Teamwork, Top management support

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 Received 7 September 2023, Received in revised form 5 January 2024, Accepted 7 January 2024


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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Naeem M, Ali A, Khattak MS, Arfeen MI, Chaudhary MAI, and Malik FI (2024). IT tools and project value: Mediating role of teamwork and moderating role of top management support. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 11(1): 137-149

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