Critical, manifest variables in virtual construction project value delivery

Oliver Barima*, S. M. Rowlinson

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper aims to examine the use of the increasingly important virtual concept to deliver value in projects, focusing on the manifest, critical issues which can enhance value delivery in virtual construction projects.

The study uses both quantitative and qualitative triangulated methods to examine the concepts in the study. Triangulated data analysis is also used to give insight.

The study disentangles 16 manifest, independent variables as being crucial in enhancing value delivery in virtual construction projects. Also the research gives a fresh view, by differentiating between influential and necessary crucial variables in virtual construction project value delivery.

Research limitations/implications
The study demonstrates the use of triangulation in critical variables research. It also gives integrated insight on rigorous, triangulated, data analysis to enhance understanding in the critical variables research domain.

Practical implications
The research gives insight to managers on the issues which need attention in the design and implementation of virtual construction projects to deliver value.

The research adds value to the literature on the virtual construction project delivery concept, where little knowledge exists. Based on empirical evidence, the study also gives a fresh insightful lens, for the examination of critical variables from the perspective of influential and necessary items. © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-209
Number of pages13
JournalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


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