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Implementation of critical success factors in construction research and development process

Kulatunga, U, Amaratunga, RDG and Haigh, RP 2010, 'Implementation of critical success factors in construction research and development process' , International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, 2 (9) , pp. 94-106.

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Abstract

Construction research and development (R&D) process has a number of issues that affect its success. These issues imply that Critical Success Factors (CSFs) of construction R&D process are not properly addressed. Not knowing CSFs could lead to not implementing them and not paying proper attention for them. The study investigates CSFs of construction R&D process and their implementation/consideration during the R&D process. A comprehensive literature review was used first to develop construction R&D process. CSFs and their implementation/consideration were evaluated by a questionnaire survey. Construction R&D process was derived with four phases namely Initiation, Conceptualizing, Development and Launch and Management activities that support coordination and resourcing of R&D process. Study revealed that, as a whole there is a gap between the importance of success factors against their implementation/consideration as majority of CSFs are not properly implemented compared to the importance attached to them. Keywords: Construction R&D process, Critical success factors, Implementation, Consideration

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction R&D process, critical success factors, implementation, consideration
Themes: 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 Engineering, Science and Technology
Publisher: Multicraft
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: ISSN 2141-2839
Depositing User: Dr Udayangani Kulatunga
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2011 10:02
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 09:38
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15892

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