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Journal Article (Refereed)
January 2011

Structured approach to measure performance in Construction Research and Development: Performance Measurement System Development

Kulatunga, U & Amaratunga, D & Haigh, R 2011, 'Structured approach to measure performance in Construction Research and Development: Performance Measurement System Development', International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management, 60(3).

Abstract

Abstract

Purpose

 

– The aim of this study is to explore performance measurement applications within

Design/methodology/approach

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 were gathered from principal investigators, researchers and

industrial partners involved in collaborative construction R&D work.

– During the exploratory phase of the study, semi-structured

Findings

that consists of critical success factors, performance indicators and performance measures during the

lifecycle of a R&D project.

– The main finding is the developed PMS to measure the performance of construction R&D

Practical implications

performance indicators and measures that need to be considered during 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.

– The PMS developed through the study provides critical success factors,

Originality/value

will provide value for those who are engaged in R&D work (principal investigators, researchers and

industrial partners) to ensure the success of their projects.

– The developed PMS to measure the performance of construction R&D projects

Keywords

Performance measures

Construction industry, Research and development, Critical success factors,

 

 

construction research and development (R&D) to develop a structured approach to measure the

performance of a collaborative construction R&D project during its lifecycle from initiation,

conceptualisaton, development, and launch stages, and during project management.

Publication Details

Journal Name
International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management

Volume
60(3)