Abstract: In todays competitive business environment, organizations are focusing on project management assets which are becoming an integral part of every aspect and activity and thus has a profound impact on the performance of the employees. State Owned Enterprises (SOE) of Abu Dhabi are the focus of this study as they are considered the key economic power-house both at the local and federal government levels. Applying a resource-based analysis, namely the VRIO framework (VRIO is an acronym for Value, Rarity, Imitability and Organisation) to examine the effect of these assets on employees performance in terms of quality. The data was collected from 539 employees of State Owned Enterprises (SOE) of Abu Dhabi and analysed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) via. SmartPLS 3.0. There were two main results first, value, rarity, imitability and organization have a positive impact on quality second, the proposed model explained 61% of the variance in quality. Theoretical and practical implications are also provided.
Mohammad Khalifa Al Falasi, Mohammed Saleh Nusari, Gamal S.A. Khalifa, Ali Ameen and Osama Issac, 2019. Towards a Better Understanding of Project Management Assets and Employee Performance of Quality: An Empirical Study Within State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the UAE. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 6934-6946.