The impact of project organizational culture on the performance of construction projects

Luong Hai Nguyen*, Tsunemi Watanabe*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number781
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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