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Analysis of cost and schedule performance of international development projects

Ahsan, Kamrul and Gunawan, Indra (2010) Analysis of cost and schedule performance of international development projects. International Journal of Project Management, 28 (1). pp. 68-78. ISSN 0263-7863

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Abstract

This study focuses on cost and schedule issues of international development (ID) projects. Through empirical analysis we examine ID project cost and schedule performance and the main reasons for poor project outcome. We look at 100 projects that are sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and hosted by several Asian countries. The study identifies that most late projects experience cost underrun – an unusual cost and schedule variation relation in projects. Further we identify the root causes of project delay and cost underrun. Research findings will benefit ID project professionals, organizations and the ID project body of knowledge. The study can be extended to analyse other developing country projects sponsored by different donors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21774. international development projects, project performance analysis, project management
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 00:15
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 05:20
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7521
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2009.03.005
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