Procurement-related critical factors for briefing in public-private partnership projects: Case of Hong Kong

Tang, LiYaning, Shen, Geoffrey Qiping, Skitmore, Martin, & Wang, Hao (2015) Procurement-related critical factors for briefing in public-private partnership projects: Case of Hong Kong. Journal of Management in Engineering, 31(6), 04014096.

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Public private partnerships (PPP) are widely used for construction project procurement. However, the briefing stage of PPP projects has been largely overlooked, although it has a far-reaching influence throughout the project life cycle. In response, we rectify this by exploring the critical factors involved. A set of 15 procurement-related factors are first identified from the existing literature. Then the effects of four background variables on the factors are tested with Hong Kong government data by an exploratory factor analysis extracting four major dimensions. The relationships between these dimensions and background variables indicate the need to take the background variables into account when ranking the factors. The ranking of the factors is then obtained by considering their weighted importance. Finally, the final practical value of the results is discussed.

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ID Code: 92524
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Critical factors, procurement, briefing stage, public private partnership, factor analysis, Hong Kong
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000352
ISSN: 1943-5479
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2016 03:01
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 12:40

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