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Assessment of Response Strategy in Mega Construction Projects

EasyChair Preprint no. 1923

8 pagesDate: November 11, 2019


Mega Construction Projects (MCPs) that are executed unavoidably face several of organizational challenges and pressures. Due to the stakeholder pressures in the execution of MCPs, organizations may adopt various strategic responses. Purpose – The objective of this paper is to investigate the common response strategies (RSs) applied in MCPs in the State of Qatar. In addition to, overcoming the construction problems and enhance the performance during the construction stage. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire survey is carried out among the most important firms in construction industry in Qatar. Three steps are used to finalize and evaluate the questionnaire before proceeding with the full survey, validity, pre-testing and pilot study. The Quantitative data analysis is conducted by using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software. Findings – Results define and demonstrate five different types of RSs. They are ranging from passive to active strategies determined by project organization. The RSs include: adaptation strategy, avoidance strategy, compromising strategy, dismissal strategy, and influence strategy. Originality/value – This paper contributes to the body of knowledge through identifying and evaluating the RSs in MCPs. That could potentially improve project team more efficiently and effectively.

Keywords: Categorized; Construction; Mega; Projects; Qatar; Response strategies; Stakeholder; Management;

Paper type: Research paper, this research forms part of a broader Ph.D. study.

Keyphrases: Categorized, construction, management, MEGA, Projects, Qatar, Response, Stakeholder, strategies

BibTeX entry
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  author = {Ayman Mashali and Emad Elbeltagi and Ibrahim Motawa and Mohamed Elshikh},
  title = {Assessment of Response Strategy in Mega Construction Projects},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1923},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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