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Determinants of the Performance of Public Sector Development Projects

Ahsan, Kamrul (2012) Determinants of the Performance of Public Sector Development Projects. International Journal of Management, 29 (no1pt1). pp. 77-90. ISSN 0813-0183

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Abstract

International Development (ID) projects are mostly public sector development projects and are particularly prepared for developing and emerging economies to improve their socio-economic needs. Considering the importance of ID projects, this study looks at public sector ID projects that are complex in nature. Through investigating archival data of 100 completed projects of Asian Development Bank, the study empirically analyses project cost and schedule performance and examines causes of deviations. Analysis shows that most late projects experience cost underrun-an unusual cost and schedule variation relation in projects. Further, the main cause of project delay is indentified as contract and procurement delay due to host country government bureaucracy. Research outcome will benefit ID project professionals in both developed and developing economies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID26068, government, international development, economic development, developing nations, finance, performance, time, cost, schedule delay, cost underrun, sustainable development, social development, poverty reduction, poverty mitigation, bureaucracy, public administration, infrastructure
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Depositing User: Ms Phung.T Tran
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 23:53
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 05:02
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22807
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