Engineering Construction Management in the Countries along One Belt One Road: A Case Study of Pakistan

Fatima Batool, Shuhai Zhang, Muhammad Abubakar Saddiq, Chengkun Wu
2019 Open Journal of Business and Management  
The purpose of this study is to recognize the key issues in engineering construction management (ECM) under OBOR in Pakistan, to assess their impact on success of ECM projects and to draw suggestions about solutions to these issues. Three major issues named as "time-related issues, budget-related issues and employee-related issues" are recognized in ECM projects and then their impact on success of ECM projects is assessed. Data were collected from 202 CPEC officials through structured
more » ... ire and analysis was run to check the hypotheses of current study. The findings revealed that there is significant negative impact of employee-related issues, budget-related issues and time-related issues on the ECM project success as these issues create different managerial problems in projects, which causes delay the completion of projects and hampers the success of projects. The solution of these problems is provided in current study. This study is first of its type that has identified and analyzed these three key issues in ECM projects under OBOR in Pakistan in terms of their effect on success of those projects. The current study has noteworthy implications in theoretical and practical terms.
doi:10.4236/ojbm.2019.73096 fatcat:fypwff52obbxdcycqn4lmrectu