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Unravelling effects of project complexity on project success and project management success: A meta-analytic review

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posted on 2024-06-03, 03:06 authored by Z Hu, G Wu, Junwei Zheng, Xianbo ZhaoXianbo Zhao, Jian Zuo
Construction project complexity can be daunting, so both academics and practitioners have been looking for guidance. Previous studies have attempted to reconcile the inconsistencies and complexities in the relationships among project complexity, project success, and project management success. However, such research has failed to establish these clear relationships. Accordingly, the approach of systematic review and meta-analysis is applied in this study to investigate and compare how different project complexity affects project success and project management success by selecting 22 articles and 77 effect sizes. The results indicate that integrational complexity significantly positively affects project success, whereas it is not significantly negatively associated with project management success. Within a technical-organizational-environmental (TOE) framework, effects of organizational, environmental, and technical complexity on project success and project management success are also discussed here. A possible moderator (the national/regional income level) is tested and verified. The findings contribute to the system of knowledge on project complexity and provide guidelines for decision-makers to achieve a balance between project success and project management success in routine operation of construction projects.

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Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

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Volume

29

Issue

6

Start Page

542

End Page

560

Number of Pages

19

eISSN

1822-3605

ISSN

1392-1525

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Additional Rights

CC BY 4.0 DEED

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Acceptance Date

2023-06-02

External Author Affiliations

Chongqing University; Nanchang University; University of Adelaide

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Journal of Civil Engineering and Management

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