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Sustainability 2017, 9(5), 781; doi:10.3390/su9050781

The Impact of Project Organizational Culture on the Performance of Construction Projects

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Department of Construction Economics, University of Transport and Communications, No.3 Cau Giay Str., Lang Thuong Ward, Dong Da Dist., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Department of Management, School of Economics & Management, Kochi University of Technology, 2-22 Eikokuji-cho, Kochi 780-8515, Japan
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 28 March 2017 / Revised: 29 April 2017 / Accepted: 30 April 2017 / Published: 9 May 2017
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Abstract

Cultural influence has recently received significant attention from academics due to its vital role in the success or failure of a project. In the construction industry, several empirical investigations have examined the influence of culture on project management. The aim of this study is to determine the impact of project organizational culture on the performance of construction projects. A total of 199 completed construction projects in Vietnam with specific data gathering through questionnaires were analyzed. The findings reveal that contractor commitment to contract agreements is the most significant cultural factor affecting project performance. Goal alignment and reliance, contractor commitment, and worker orientation (i.e., commitment to workers) contribute to improved overall performance and participant satisfaction. Contractor commitment and cooperative orientation enhance labor productivity, whereas goal alignment and trust and contractor commitment ensure learning performance (i.e., learning from experience). The findings of this study may assist construction professionals in implementing practices that can contribute to the sustainability and success of construction projects. View Full-Text
Keywords: project organizational culture; cultural influence; project performance; performance; project management; sustainability project organizational culture; cultural influence; project performance; performance; project management; sustainability
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Nguyen, L.H.; Watanabe, T. The Impact of Project Organizational Culture on the Performance of Construction Projects. Sustainability 2017, 9, 781.

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