The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether the effect of leadership on Six Sigma project success (PS) may be mediated by member cohesiveness (MC). The second objective was to examine whether the impact of MC on PS was moderated by resource management. The effects of the project manager's leadership styles and MC on PS were also investigated in this research. To address the primary aims, a survey was used to measure the project manager's leadership styles, MC and the overall success of Six Sigma projects. The analyses suggest that MC may serve as a mediator between leadership and PS. The results also indicate that resource allocation has a moderating effect on the relationship between MC and PS.
Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations 23(9), pp.707-717