Performance measurement in the construction research and development

Udayangani Kulatunga, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh
2007 International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management  
Research Paper Purpose The study evaluates the impacts of performance measurement in construction research and development. Methodology Empirical data was gathered from semi-structured interviews from academic members and industrial partners who have got involved in collaborative construction R&D work. The data was analysed by using content analysis technique and with the aid of NVivo and decision explorer software. Findings The paper identifies number of ways in which PM can influence
more » ... influence construction R&D such as facilitating the selection of the best option for R&D projects; improving the quality of the research work; identifying and ensuring the contribution of the team members; directing the team members towards predetermined targets; improving the transparency of the work; facilitating inter project comparisons; validating the achievements; improving communication; motivating the team; ensuring proper progress of work; and increasing the satisfaction of the stakeholders. Paper also reveals negative impacts of PM within construction R&D such as waste of resources when the results of PM are not integrated with the system, inclusion of incorrect performance measures, lack of rigour when formulating performance measures etc. Originality/ Value The paper reveals impacts of PM in construction R&D activities that will be beneficial when managing collaborative construction R&D projects.
doi:10.1108/17410400710832994 fatcat:jtpn6h7xwzdcjlz6ezxcbl5mvq