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Ahadzie, D K, Proverbs, D G and Olomolaiye, P (2005) Project managers' performance measures: a fresh perspective. In: Khosrowshahi, F (Ed.), Proceedings 21st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2005, London, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 3–12.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: contextual performance behaviours; performance measures; performance outcomes; project managers and task performance behaviours
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0 902896 93 8
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2005-0003-0012_Ahadzie_Proverbs_and_Olomolaiye.pdf
  • Abstract:
    While performance measures are widely held as a viable option for providing appropriate evaluative criteria against which effective managerial performance can be validated, research towards project managers' (PMs') performance measures has not been vigorously pursued in construction. This paper is a contribution towards addressing the apparent weakness. Consequently, drawing on the theory of job performance improvement and the criteria of effective project management and project success, it is contended that an appropriate methodology for developing a robust evaluative criteria is for the measures to be based on both performance outcomes and the elements of task and contextual performance behaviours. It is also contended that, there is a need to link the measures to various project phases to help provide support for continuous performance improvement. Consequently, it is intended to use the proposed methodology on an ongoing study aimed at developing a predictive model for evaluating the performance of PMs in Mass House Building Projects (MHBPs) in Ghana.