Relationship-based determinants of building project performance in China

Jin, Xiaohua, Doloi, Hemanta and Gao, Shi-Yun 2007, Relationship-based determinants of building project performance in China, Construction managment and economics, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 297-304, doi: 10.1080/01446190600863178.

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Title Relationship-based determinants of building project performance in China
Author(s) Jin, Xiaohua
Doloi, Hemanta
Gao, Shi-Yun
Journal name Construction managment and economics
Volume number 25
Issue number 3
Start page 297
End page 304
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2007-03
ISSN 0144-6193
Keyword(s) relationship
project performance
structural equation modelling
Summary The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship-based factors that affect performance of general building projects in China. Eight performance metrics that may be used to measure the success level of construction projects are defined and categorized into two groups namely 'hard' and 'soft' performance. Eight indicators of risks inherent in relationships and seven indicators of tools expected to facilitate relationship building that may affect project success are identified. Data of different projects were collected in China via a self-administered postal survey. By using structural equation modelling techniques, a structural model is developed to help explain the relationship among different variables. It has been found that relational risk has negative influence on project performance. It is recommended that firms in the Chinese construction industry manage the relationship-based factors that are significant in the model so as to achieve project success.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/01446190600863178
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 870501 Civil Building Management and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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