A comparative study of the benefits of applying target cost contracts between South Australia and Hong Kong

Wai Ming Chan, Tsun Ip Lam, Joseph H.L. Chan, Tony Ma, Thomas Perkin

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This article aims to identify and analyze the key benefits of adopting Guaranteed Maximum Price and Target Cost Contracts (GMP/TCC) over and above the traditional lump-sum contractual arrangement through an empirical questionnaire survey conducted in South Australia and compared with the findings in Hong Kong. The Mann-Whitney U Test indicated differences in perception between the two groups of respondents on the majority of the identified benefits. The study has provided an in-depth understanding of the perceived benefits of the GMP/TCC scheme, hence leading to a wider application of those alternative integrated procurement strategies in both regions for reference by the construction community at large.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-20
Number of pages17
JournalProject Management Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012


  • benefits
  • guaranteed maximum price
  • Hong Kong
  • South Australia
  • target cost contracting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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