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Title: Critical success factors (CSFs) in a multidisciplinary engineering practice
Authors: Koutsikouri, Dina
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Austin, Simon A.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © CIB
Citation: KOUTSIKOURI, D., DAINTY, A.R.J. and AUSTIN, S.A., 2006. Critical success factors (CSFs) in a multidisciplinary engineering practice. IN: Songer, A., Chinowsky, P., and Carrillo, P.M. (eds). Proceedings of the ASCE/CIB 2nd Speciality Conference in Leadership and Management in Construction, Grand Bahama Island, May 2006, pp. 373-380
Abstract: There is increasing interest in how organisations in construction manage, organise and deliver successful projects. In the project management literature these challenges are often defined in terms of better control of timescales, budgets and resource planning. Yet these are impoverished terms for conceptualising success, which is both multi-dimensional and contextual. The aim of the paper is to explore the perceptions of critical success factors (CSFs) in a multi-disciplinary engineering practice. The findings indicate that project success is related to five dimensions of work: individuals, teams, process, project and product. Understanding these elements and their interdependence may enable managers to identify strengths and weaknesses in current work practices. An important insight provided by this research is that CSFs is a form of knowing, which needs to be articulated and communicated more effectively within the project community.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5039
ISSN: 0970786913
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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