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Arditi, D and Koseoglu, H (1983) Factors affecting success in network applications in a developing country. Construction Management and Economics, 1(01), 3-16.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: construction planning; critical path method; developing country; network analysis; scheduling
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446198300000002
  • Abstract:

    In the absence of any method of measurement by which the impact of network planning on profitability can be assessed, it is hypothesized that user satisfaction offers a ’subjective’ measure of success in network applications. Various implementation characteristics and success as defined above were measured in a sample of construction companies in a developing country. The data collected indicated that neither site managers nor head-office planners were totally satisfied in most respects; further, the entire phenomenon of network planning and control was perceived differently by site managers and planners. Statistical analysis indicated that the degree of detail and the mode of presentation; the duration and extent of usage; site autonomy and the degree of formalization in site manager - head-office planner relationships; the extent of R & D activities; and finally the reason why networks were introduced in the first place seemed to affect success in network implementation.