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A critical review of PMS in construction: towards a research agenda

Deng, F; Smyth, HJ; Anvuur, AM; (2012) A critical review of PMS in construction: towards a research agenda. In: Smith, SD, (ed.) Proceedings of the 28th ARCOM Conference, Edingburgh, September 2012. (pp. 807 - 816). Association of Researchers in Construction Management: Reading, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Performance measurement system (PMS) is a fast evolving and diverse research field attracting many researchers and practitioners from the fields of strategy, accounting, operations, human resource management, and marketing. The characteristics of the construction industry that influence the research and directions adopted in practice significantly contribute to certain weaknesses in application, such as limited focus on business performance measurement, insufficient organisational learning, and difficulty in linking the project PMS with the firm. The aim of this paper is to briefly review the literature of PMS (specifically at the corporate level) for addressing the knowledge gap and presenting a research agenda in the context of construction. The main findings from this review are: (1) the evolution of PMS in construction management literature is much slow; (2) further research should focus on the design and implementation related issues of PMS in construction; and (3) benchmarking is an integral part of PMS but it is insufficient for ‘continuous improvement’. Finally, a research agenda is presented.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A critical review of PMS in construction: towards a research agenda
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/res-publications.php
Language: English
Keywords: Benchmarking, Firm performance, Performance measurement system, PMS, Strategy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett Sch of Const and Proj Mgt
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1358228
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