Evaluation of construction contractor performance: a critical analysis of some recent research

Best, Rick and Langston, Craig 2006, Evaluation of construction contractor performance: a critical analysis of some recent research, Construction management and economics, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 439-445.

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Title Evaluation of construction contractor performance: a critical analysis of some recent research
Author(s) Best, Rick
Langston, Craig
Journal name Construction management and economics
Volume number 24
Issue number 4
Start page 439
End page 445
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0144-6193
1466-433X
Keyword(s) international construction
industry comparisons
purchasing power parity
construction research
Summary International comparisons of construction industry performance are notoriously difficult. A recent comparative study, extensive in scope and using an innovative approach, is reviewed and questions raised regarding various aspects of the methodology adopted, the validity of the conclusions drawn and manner in which outcomes were reported. Particular areas of concern include the unequivocal statement of conclusions that are based on a small sample, and the use of data from that sample that are, in fact, no more than estimates of project performance. Attention is drawn to the limitations of the research reported and the reliability of the methods used, and the data gathered is examined.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008996

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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