A study on project success factors in large construction projects in Vietnam

Long Duy Nguyen (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA)
Stephen O. Ogunlana (School of Civil Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand)
Do Thi Xuan Lan (School of Civil Engineering, Hochiminh City University of Technology, Hochiminh City, Vietnam)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Publication date: 1 December 2004


Large construction projects are inherently complex and dynamic. A comprehensive answer on how to manage such projects successfully is difficult to provide. This paper expounds on the success factors for large construction projects in Vietnam. A survey questionnaire was used to collect data from practitioners. Factor analysis was employed to categorize these success factors perceived by 109 respondents from 42 construction‐related organizations. Factor analysis uncovered that these success factors can be grouped under four categories, here titled the four COMs: comfort, competence, commitment, and communication. The result can be used as a guideline to successfully handle construction projects in Vietnam as well as in other countries, especially in the emerging economies in Asia and the rest of the world.



Duy Nguyen, L., Ogunlana, S. and Thi Xuan Lan, D. (2004), "A study on project success factors in large construction projects in Vietnam", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 11 No. 6, pp. 404-413. https://doi.org/10.1108/09699980410570166

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