Performance evaluating model for construction companies: Egyptian case study

Ahmed Elyamany, Ismail Basha, Tarek Zayed

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Abstract

The dynamic nature of today's construction industry compels construction partners to seek strategies in order to improve performance. Current research introduces a performance evaluation model for construction companies in order to provide a proper tool for a company's managers, owners, shareholders, and funding agencies to evaluate the performance of construction companies. The model developed helps a company's management to make the right decisions. Financial, economical, and industrial data are collected from Egyptian construction companies for nine consecutive years (1992-2000). Five indices (models) are developed: company performance score, economy performance score, industry performance score, performance index, and performance grade. The models developed consider companies in four construction sectors: general building, heavy, special trade, and real estate. These models accommodate the effect of macroeconomic and industry related factors and company size on the performance evaluation. The final outcome of current research is a performance grade, which provides the performance of a construction company. The developed model is validated, which shows robust results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-581
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Volume133
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Case reports
  • Construction firms
  • Construction industry
  • Egypt
  • Evaluation
  • Performance characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management

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