The impact of adopting project management standards on project success: evidence from the construction industry of the United Arab Emirates

Majid Touqan, Udechukwu Ojiako, Basma Hamdan, Mohammad Shamsuzzaman, Hamdi Bashir

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Abstract

Several formal standards for project management (PM) have been created with the intention to boost the chances of project success. Nonetheless, research addressing this issue remains limited and has generated mixed results. Enriching the literature, this current research investigates this issue in the context of the construction sector in the United Arab Emirates. Data that were required for this study were collected from 99 project managers in different contracting organizations, and the results showed that an association was present between the adoption of PM standards and success measured with respect to meeting cost goals and technical specifications and attaining both client satisfaction and business objectives. In addition to providing practitioners with empirical evidence of the importance of adopting PM standards, the results of this study support the attempts of professional organizations to encourage the usage of such standards.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Place of PublicationSouthfield, MI
Pages2906-2911
Number of pages6
EditionAugust
ISBN (Electronic)9780985549787
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2020
Event5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IOEM 2020 - Virtual, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 202014 Aug 2020

Conference

Conference5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IOEM 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual
Period10/08/2014/08/20

Keywords

  • construction
  • project
  • standard
  • success

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