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Construction capital productivity measurement using a data envelopment analysis

Li, Yan and Liu, Chunlu 2011, Construction capital productivity measurement using a data envelopment analysis, International journal of construction management, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 49-61.

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Title Construction capital productivity measurement using a data envelopment analysis
Author(s) Li, Yan
Liu, Chunlu
Journal name International journal of construction management
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 49
End page 61
Total pages 12
Publisher Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM)
Place of publication Hong Kong
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1562-3599
Keyword(s) Australia
capital productivity
construction industry
data analysis envelopment
Summary During the past few decades, the construction industry has experienced a series of changes including the innovation of construction technologies and the enhancement of management strategies. These improvements should have had a considerable effect on industrial efficiency and productivity performance, but research is needed to address whether the capital productivity levels of the construction industry have in fact shown such a huge improvement. This paper aims to develop an analysis procedure to measure capital productivity changes and to reasonably quantify factors affecting productivity levels in the construction industry. Based on the data envelopment analysis method, this research has developed a novel model measuring capital productivity and has applied it to the Australian construction industry. The numerical results indicate that the average annual capital productivity levels of the construction industry are slowly growing in all the Australian states and territories except for Queensland and Western Australia. In addition, construction technologies are shown to have a close relationship with the changes in capital productivity according to the temporal-spatial comparisons of productivity indices. The research findings are expected to be beneficial for making policy and strategic decisions to improve the capital productivity performance.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Chinese Research Institute of Constructio Management (CRIOCM)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040567

Document type: Journal Article
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