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Al-Sibaie, E Z, Alashwal, A M, Abdul-Rahman, H and Zolkafli, U K (2014) Determining the relationship between conflict factors and performance of international construction projects. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 21(04), 369-82.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Conflict mitigation; Construction management; Malaysia; PCA; PLS-PM; Social and internal conflicts
- ISBN/ISSN: 0969-9988
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-03-2014-0034
Purpose – Conflict was recognized as a major cause of inefficiency and limited performance of construction projects. Factors pertaining to conflict in construction are vast; however, there have been less recognition of these factors in international construction projects. The purpose of this paper is to provide in-depth understanding of conflict in this context and analyze how it influences project performance. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire survey was used to collect data from 161 professionals working in Malaysian companies, which are undertaking construction projects overseas. Findings – Analyzing the data using factor analysis revealed six new factors of conflict: external, internal, control-related, knowledge-related, mismanagement, and social conflicts. Further analysis of the data using partial least squares-path modeling (PLS-PM) affirmed a significant relationship between project performance and two factors of conflict only: internal and social. The results also showed that conflict contributes to about 27 percent of the variance in project performance. Originality/value – This paper provided a clear picture for project managers and team members about specific aspects of conflict and how to mitigate them to attain better performance of international construction projects.