Application of value management methodologies to project selection in Nigerian construction industry
- Authors: Ogunsanya, Oluwabukunmi A. , Aigbavboa, Clinton O. , Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
- Date: 2015
- Subjects: Project selection , Project success , Stakeholders
- Type: Article
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/68098 , uj:17688 , Citation: Ogunsanya, O.A., Aigbavboa, C.O. & Thwala, W.D. 2015. Application of value management methodologies to project selection in Nigerian construction industry.
- Description: Abstract: Previous researchers have proposed that efficient project selection is one of the critical factors that determine project success. Current realities indicate that end users do not accept certain projects despite attempts by these projects at meeting targets of quality, cost and time. Such is the case of certain government-sponsored projects in Nigeria which gets abandoned or fail to attain full utilization. Policy makers assume they know what the people need without consulting them. The value question is hardly adequately answered and agreed upon across the spectrum of stakeholders. The senario above created the need for this research which explores how value management methodologies can be applied to project selection processes in Nigeria. The study adopts mainly the review of literature of value management. The findings showed that a more inclusive, benefits-oriented, value-laden project selection process will lead to a decrease in unused and underutilized public projects in Nigeria. Hence, improving end user satisfaction. This supports the position of established literature and scholarly position in the field of value management which emphasized team oriented, stakeholders inclusive process.
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Managing consultants as key construction stakeholders for enhanced stakeholder management and project delivery
- Authors: Eyiah-Botwe, E. , Aigbavboa, C. , Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
- Date: 2016
- Subjects: key stakeholder , Project success , Quantity surveyor
- Language: English
- Type: Article
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/91955 , uj:20167 , Citation: Thwala, W.D., Aigbavboa, C. & Eyiah-Botwe, E. 2016. Managing consultants as key construction stakeholders for enhanced stakeholder management and project delivery.
- Description: Abstract: Meeting stakeholders’ needs and satisfaction is a primary project success factor in addition to cost, time and quality. Though studies have suggested stakeholders’ dissatisfaction with project success, there is lack of studies on quantity surveyors’ role and management in developing countries in achieving project success. This paper explored and evaluated consultant’s management approach as part of a broader study aimed at ‘Developing sustainable stakeholder management framework for construction projects in Ghana’. Firstly, literature on construction stakeholder management from journals and published dissertations were reviewed. GETFund tertiary education projects in Ghana were used as case study. Data was analysed using the stakeholder circle, salience and matrix approaches suggested by scholars and used in similar researches to identify and evaluate key stakeholders role and management. The study confirmed the identification and role of Quantity Surveyors as key stakeholders though not managed as such by project managers. It established project failures as effect of stakeholder management absence and recommends the education, consideration of stakeholder management by project managers, keeping Quantity Surveyors well informed, monitored and actively involved in the project planning.
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Relationship between leadership styles and project success in the South African construction industry
- Authors: Liphadzi, M. , Aigbavboa, C. O. , Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
- Date: 2015
- Subjects: Construction industry - South Africa , Leadership styles , Project success
- Language: English
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/17537 , uj:15460 , Liphadzi, M. Aigbavboa, C., & Thwala W. 2015. Relationship between leadership styles and project success in the South African construction industry. Creative Construction Conference, 21-24 June 2015, Krakow, Poland.
- Description: Adequate leadership is a vital key to the successful performance of any firm or business, and it is much more important to the construction industry. The main objective of this paper is to explore the relationship between different leadership style practices and project success in the South African construction industry. The data used in this research were derived from both primary and secondary sources. The secondary data was collected via a detailed review of related literature. The primary data was collected through a structured questionnaire aimed at 150 project and construction managers in the South African construction industry. However, 110 questionnaires were received representing a 73% response rate. Data from the questionnaire were analyzed using SPSS 21.0 software. Correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between leadership styles and project success. Likewise, the relationship between the different leadership styles and project successes in the South African construction industry was investigated using Pearson Product-moment Correlation Coefficient. Findings from the study revealed that there is a positive relationship between transactional leadership and project success. The results further revealed that there is no relationship between Laissez faire leadership style and construction project success. However, the study explores the relationship between leadership styles and project success in the South African construction industry. The study contributes to the body of knowledge of construction leadership by providing a robust background on construction leadership style practices of project and construction managers.
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