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Evaluating the impact of decision making during construction on transport project outcome

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  • Polydoropoulou, Amalia
  • Roumboutsos, Athena
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    Decisions made during the project construction phase may bear considerable impacts on the success of transport projects and undermine the ex-ante project evaluation. An innovative and holistic approach has been taken to assess and address this issue by (a) examining the decision process and procedure during project construction, through a field survey, (b) assessing the impact of decisions made during construction on respective transport project and, finally, (c) developing a quality monitoring framework model which links decisions made during the project implementation (construction) phase with the ex-ante and ex-post project evaluations. The framework model is proposed as a guiding and support tool for decision makers.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Evaluation and Program Planning.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 (November)
    Pages: 369-380

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:32:y:2009:i:4:p:369-380

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    Keywords: Project evaluation Project trade-offs Behavioral analysis Decision making Quality;

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