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Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research. (2017)
Journal Article
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., LOVE, P.E.D., SMITH, S.D. and ACKERMANN, F. 2017. Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research. Project management journal [online], 48(2), pages 88-98. Available from: http://www.pmi.org/lear...tructure-projects-10703

Infrastructure cost overruns receive significant amount of attention in the academic literature as well as the popular press. The methodological weaknesses in the dominant approaches adopted to explain cost overrun causation on infrastructure project... Read More about Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research..

Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining. (2014)
Journal Article
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D., 2014. Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining. Construction management and economics [online], 32(7-8), pages 682-694. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2014.933854

One of the main aims of any construction client is to procure a project within the limits of a predefined budget. However, most construction projects routinely overrun their cost estimates. Existing theories on construction cost overrun suggest a num... Read More about Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining..

Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation. (2014)
Journal Article
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D. 2014. Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 19(1), pp. 38-54. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-06-2013-0027

Purpose: Drawing on mainstream arguments in the literature, the paper presents a coherent and holistic view on the causes of cost growth, and the dynamics between cognitive dispositions, learning and estimation. A cost prediction model has also been... Read More about Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation..


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