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Title: Factors affecting Ghanaian contractor performance
Authors: Baiden, Bernard K.
Ofori-Kuragu, Joseph Kwame
Badu, Edward
Keywords: Contractors,
Ghana,
improvement,
performance,
problems.
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: academia.edu
Abstract: The performance of Ghanaian contractors on projects is a major cause for concern. In many cases, contractors are blamed for poor performance in the Ghanaian construction industry. Whilst there are many factors that affect the performance of Ghanaian contractors, there is a lack of a concerted approach to identifying the problems Ghanaian contractors face. In this paper, the problems that affect contractor performance in the Ghanaian construction industry are explored. Past research was reviewed to identify major performance related problems within the industry. A field survey of 134 Ghanaian contractors was undertaken using structured questionnaires. The most critical problems perceived by Ghanaian contractors to affect their performance were extracted using factor analysis. The conclusions made in this paper are that access to credit, a lack of capacity to compete with foreign contractors, low technology, poor project preparation and contracts awarded based on political considerations had the greatest effects on the performance of Ghanaian contractors. It is recommended that the capacities of Ghanaian contractors be developed through the use of new technologies and by developing the capacities of project personnel to enhance their competitiveness whilst improving access to finance for Ghanaian contractors.
Description: An article published by academia.edu
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12269
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