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Title: The impact of project management process quality on construction project performance : a structural equation model
Author: Zulu, Sambo Lyson
ISNI:       0000 0001 3578 1757
Awarding Body: Heriot-Watt University
Current Institution: Heriot-Watt University
Date of Award: 2007
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This research contributes to the understanding of the relationship between project management and construction project performance. The aim of the research was to evaluate the nature and significance of the relationship between project management process quality (PMPQ) and construction project performance. A review of literature showed that the direct effect of project management factors on project performance has dominated the examination of the relationship between project management critical success factors and project performance. This research departed from this and took a structural model perspective that was intended to shed light on both the direct and indirect effects as well as the individual and collective impact of project management factors on performances. A quality management framework was used to analyse the effect of project management on construction project performance. Although some studies have shown an interest in examining the integration of quality management principles to the project management field, no study has empirically evaluated the relationship between PMPQ, as defined in this research, and construction project performance. The PMPQ model developed was an adaptation of a quality award model and presented as a web of dependence relationships. The main conclusions from the findings was that, while not all postulated relationships were found to be statistically significant, there is a positive relationship between PMPQ and construction project performance. The main implication of the findings was that project management influencing factors should be seen as having both direct and indirect influences as well as individual and collective impact on construction project performance.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: construction project ; integration ; quality management ; critical success factor ; project performance