Procurement-related critical factors for briefing in public-private partnership projects: Case of Hong Kong

Liyaning Tang, Qiping Shen, Martin Skitmore, Hao Wang

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Public private partnerships (PPPs) are widely used for construction project procurement. However, the briefing stage of PPP projects has been largely overlooked, although it has a far-reaching influence throughout the project lifecycle. In response, this is rectified by exploring the critical factors involved. A set of 15 procurement-related factors are first identified from the existing literature. Then the effects of four background variables on the factors are tested with Hong Kong government data by an exploratory factor analysis extracting four major dimensions. The relationships between these dimensions and background variables indicate the need to take the background variables into account when ranking the factors. The ranking of the factors is then obtained by considering their weighted importance. Finally, the final practical value of the results is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number04014096
JournalJournal of Management in Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Briefing stage
  • Critical factors
  • Factor analysis
  • Hong Kong
  • Procurement
  • public private partnership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • General Engineering
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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