Impact of Resources and Strategies on Construction Company Performance

Globalized competition and customer needs forced construction companies to measure their performance beyond the financial measures such as profitability, turnover, etc. As qualitative determinants were added to measurement systems, their investigation and evaluation became a major area of research. In this study, the impact of "resources and capabilities," "strategic decisions," "project management competencies," and "strength of relationships with other parties" on "company performance" was investigated. A questionnaire survey was administered to 73 Turkish contractors and the results of the survey were analyzed using structural equation modeling. The findings indicate that, as expected, resources and capabilities and strategic decisions have an important and direct impact on company performance, whereas project management competencies and strength of relationships with other parties impact company performance only indirectly, through their impact on companies' resources and capabilities and strategic decisions.


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Dikmen Toker, İrem; Birgönül, Mustafa Talat (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2018-11-01)
Risk assessment based on probability-impact (P-I) ratings is the most widely used approach in project-based industries such as the construction industry. However, there are various criticisms about utilization of the P-I rating approach because there are factors and assumptions that are hidden within the risk ratings that cannot be conveyed to decision makers for a reliable risk assessment. This study aimed to explore biases, particularly how the risk attitude and assumptions on controllability of risk (ill...
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Strategic collaborations such as joint ventures (JVs) have become an important way of exploiting business opportunities for construction companies. However, such entities are difficult to manage due to their composite structures, which entail diverse organizational cultures, styles, and objectives. Therefore, measurement of JV performance has been an interesting research topic although there is no consensus on the definition, measures, and variables of performance yet. Considering the inherent complexities ...
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Sönmez, Rifat; Birgönül, Mustafa Talat (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2007-01-01)
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Integrated framework to investigate value innovations
Dikmen Toker, İrem; Birgönül, Mustafa Talat (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2005-04-01)
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Z. Isik, D. Arditi, İ. Dikmen Toker, and M. T. Birgönül, “Impact of Resources and Strategies on Construction Company Performance,” JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING, pp. 9–18, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: