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Factors influencing school building construction projects abandonment.

Damoah, I. S., Tingbani, I., Kumi, D.K., Akwei, C.A. and Amoako, I.O., 2019. Factors influencing school building construction projects abandonment. International Journal of Construction Management, 22 (6), 961-976.

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DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2019.1675025


Over the years, significant amount of money has been invested in public-sector school building construction projects by Ghanaian government, however, several of these buildings’ projects have suffered several set-backs such as total abandonment but rarely do researchers focus on these abandonments. This study, therefore, explored the factors that account for abandonment within the Ghanaian public education sector by focusing on Community Day Senior High School Buildings. Using questionnaire survey to solicit the information from contractors, project management practitioners and clients of the selected projects, we identified forty-two factors of abandonment. Employing factor analysis and structural equation modelling, the factors were categorised into five – political leadership, culture, external forces resources/funding and administrative/institutional. All these sets of factors were statistically significant in causing Ghanaian public-sector education building construction infrastructure projects abandonment. However, the most significant sets of factors are political leadership, followed by poor administrative/institutional practices, poor resource/funding, cultural factors and external forces.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:School building, construction, developing countries, public-sector projects
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:32824
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:30 Sep 2019 09:15
Last Modified:10 May 2022 09:49


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