Public participation performance in public construction projects of South China: A case study of the Guangzhou Games venues construction

Lin lin Xie, Bo Xia, Yi Hu, Ming Shan, Yun Le, Ping Chuen Chan

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However, only a limited number of studies have systematically evaluated participation performance in Chinese PCPs. This study aims to develop a public participation performance index (PPPI) for promoting the implementation of public participation in Chinese PCPs. An initial list of 15 key performance indicators (KPIs) was compiled through a literature review and refined by a pilot survey with selected experts. Based on this list, a questionnaire survey instrument was developed and used to collect the opinions of 192 participants with various stakeholder roles in different PCPs in South China. A composite PPPI for PCPs in South China, which consists of six out of 15 KPIs, was then constructed according to the survey results. The Guangzhou Asian Games venue construction was selected as a case study to illustrate the use of this index. The PPPI has great potential for future application in participation practices. Although this index is developed in China, the research method can be replicated in other developing countries to develop similar indices for international comparisons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391-1401
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • China
  • Performance index
  • Public construction project
  • Public participation
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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