Factors and procedures used in matching project managers to construction projects in Bangkok

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29352
Title:
Factors and procedures used in matching project managers to construction projects in Bangkok
Authors:
Ogunlana, Stephen; Siddiqui, Zafaar; Yisa, Silas; Olomolaiye, Paul
Abstract:
A number of factors and associated sub-factors influencing the matching of project managers to construction projects were identified after a thorough review of related literature and interviews of management personnel involved in the selection of project managers. There appears to be a consensus among the construction industry management in Bangkok on the factors, which influence the selection of construction project managers. A detailed survey of the top 100 construction companies in Thailand was conducted, to determine what factors are used in the industry to assign project managers to projects. A total of 73 completed questionnaires were received from 36 companies. It was established that influencing factors attract some degree of relative importance irrespective of the construction project category. The data showed no statistical difference between the three project categories in the weights given to the various factors considered for project manager assignment. Personal characteristics are considered least important for effective project management. It is argued that, at least in the Thai context, contractors are careful in assigning Project Managers that are capable of meeting external customers' needs. A matching model was developed based on the identified influencing factors and the relative importance they attached in the process of selecting the construction project managers. The model requires input in terms of the project requirements and evaluation of candidates' characteristics with respect to the influencing factors.
Citation:
International Journal of Project Management, 20(5): 385-400
Publisher:
Amsterdam: Elsevier
Journal:
International Journal of Project Management
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29352
DOI:
10.1016/S0263-7863(01)00017-5
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V9V-45BVJ1M-6&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=71303c26bdc5e2ef44d769047f6992e9; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=110556639&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The research methods and analytical approach contained in the paper have been replicated by Malaysian, South African and Nigerian construction management researchers.
ISSN:
02637863
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOgunlana, Stephen-
dc.contributor.authorSiddiqui, Zafaar-
dc.contributor.authorYisa, Silas-
dc.contributor.authorOlomolaiye, Paul-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-02T13:43:01Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-02T13:43:01Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Project Management, 20(5): 385-400en
dc.identifier.issn02637863-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0263-7863(01)00017-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29352-
dc.descriptionThe research methods and analytical approach contained in the paper have been replicated by Malaysian, South African and Nigerian construction management researchers.en
dc.description.abstractA number of factors and associated sub-factors influencing the matching of project managers to construction projects were identified after a thorough review of related literature and interviews of management personnel involved in the selection of project managers. There appears to be a consensus among the construction industry management in Bangkok on the factors, which influence the selection of construction project managers. A detailed survey of the top 100 construction companies in Thailand was conducted, to determine what factors are used in the industry to assign project managers to projects. A total of 73 completed questionnaires were received from 36 companies. It was established that influencing factors attract some degree of relative importance irrespective of the construction project category. The data showed no statistical difference between the three project categories in the weights given to the various factors considered for project manager assignment. Personal characteristics are considered least important for effective project management. It is argued that, at least in the Thai context, contractors are careful in assigning Project Managers that are capable of meeting external customers' needs. A matching model was developed based on the identified influencing factors and the relative importance they attached in the process of selecting the construction project managers. The model requires input in terms of the project requirements and evaluation of candidates' characteristics with respect to the influencing factors.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmsterdam: Elsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V9V-45BVJ1M-6&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=71303c26bdc5e2ef44d769047f6992e9en
dc.relation.urlhttp://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=110556639&ETOC=RN&from=searchengineen
dc.subjectProject managementen
dc.subjectCustomer satisfactionen
dc.subjectConstruction project organisationen
dc.subjectConstruction industryen
dc.subjectConstruction managementen
dc.subjectManagerial effectivenessen
dc.subjectEmployee performanceen
dc.subjectLeadership effectivenessen
dc.subjectBangkoken
dc.subjectThailanden
dc.subjectSelection criteriaen
dc.titleFactors and procedures used in matching project managers to construction projects in Bangkoken
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Project Managementen
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