The role of project management practices in avoiding time and cost overruns: The construction sector in Pakistan and the UK

The role of project management practices in avoiding time and cost overruns: The construction sector in Pakistan and the UK

by Muhammad Sajid Saeed

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Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, University of Huddersfield, course: Msc. Business Project Management, language: English, abstract: Over the past two decades, the Pakistani construction sector is experiencing many problems particularly housing shortages, cost and time overruns, and construction defects due to lack of adequate project management practices. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of project management practices in Pakistan compared to the UK to avoid time and cost overruns of construction projects. A blend of primary and secondary data collection methods are used to achieve this aim where primary data is collected through survey method. The findings of the paper suggest that Pakistani construction industry is different from the UK in terms of not adequately practicing most of the project management practices. A majority of construction participants agreed that such practices are inherent to avoid the cost/time overruns but some problematic factors are hindering the implementation of those practices in Pakistan. Some of the critical factors include changes in the scope of the project, lack of knowledge, skills and experience, fear of change, lack of top management commitment, and excessive bureaucracy. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations to Pakistani construction sector explaining how they can adopt modern PM practices undertaken in developed countries particularly in the UK to avoid the cost/time overruns.

Doctoral study- PhD in Business Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK Postgraduate study - MSc Marketing and Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK Postgraduate study - Master in Business Administration, PK Graduation - Bachelor in Computer Sciences, Preston University, PK Dr. Saeed has more than 12 years practical experience of working in the UK and International business environments in marketing, management, and human resource domains. ICI Paints, Millat Tractors, and BIP Solutions are the multinational organisations where he developed countless skills. Dr. Saeed is engaged with students since 1998. He is always very keen to assist students at all levels

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783668186842
Publisher: GRIN Verlag GmbH
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Sold by: CIANDO
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 93
File size: 2 MB

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