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Structured approach to measure performance in construction research and development: performance measurement system development

Kulatunga, U, Amaratunga, RDG and Haigh, RP 2011, 'Structured approach to measure performance in construction research and development: performance measurement system development' , International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management, 60 (3) .

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      Abstract

      Purpose of this paper: This study explore Performance Measurement applications within construction research and development (R&D) to develop a structured approach to measure the performance of collaborative construction R&D projects during its lifecycle from initiation, conceptualising, development and launch stages and at the project management. Design/methodology/approach: During the exploratory phase of the study, semi-structured interviews and a questionnaire survey were carried out to develop the performance measurement system (PMS). During the explanatory phase, the developed PMS was refined with a series of semi-structured interviews. The data was gathered from principal investigators, researchers and industrial partners involved in collaborative construction R&D work. Findings: Main finding is the developed PMS to measure the performance of construction R&D that consists of critical success factors, performance indicators and performance measures during the lifecycle of a R&D project. Practical implications: The PMS developed through the study provides critical success factors, performance indicators and measures that need to be considered during the construction R&D projects to measure the performance. Thus, through the implementation of the PMS, this study contributes to practice by assisting the performance improvement within construction R&D projects. What is original / value of paper?: The developed PMS to measure the performance of construction R&D project will provide value for those who are engaged in R&D work (Principle investigators, researcher and industrial partners) to ensure the success of their projects.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction industry, research and development, critical success factors, performance measurement
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
      Built and Human Environment
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Disaster Resilience
      Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management
      Publisher: Emerald
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 1741-0401
      Depositing User: CI Malalgoda
      Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2010 15:29
      Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 10:46
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/10040

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