Modeling Performance of Government Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa Using Project Management Competencies and Ethical Positions: Empirical Evidence from Projects of Public Universities in Uganda

Gideon Nkurunzinza


The purpose of the study was to develop a model that holistically
synchronizes project management competences, ethical positions and
performance of government projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Data were
collected using a self-administered questionnaire from 103 government
projects of five public universities in Uganda. The study used cross
section design and quantitative approach. Descriptive and inferential
statistics were used in the analysis. Results revealed that behavioral
and technical project management competences, teleological and
ontological ethical positions exist as well as significantly affect project
performance. Ethical positions partially mediated the relationship
between project management competences and project performance,
which is a requirement for promoting sustainable performance outcomes
of government projects. The findings, managerial and policy
implications are fully discussed in this paper. This study makes a
contribution by providing information that is relevant for filling the
practical gap that exists in government projects of Sub-Saharan Africa                                                   as well as contributes to theoretical development of project management

Keywords: Project management competences, ethical positions and project

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