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Title: A comparative study of the benefits of applying target cost contracts between South Australia and Hong Kong
Authors: Chan, Daniel W. M.
Lam, Tsun-ip Patrick
Chan, Joseph H. L.
Ma, Tony
Perkin, Thomas
Subjects: Benefits
Guaranteed maximum price
Target cost contracting
South Australia
Hong Kong
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: Published by Wiley in partnership with the Project Management Institute.
Source: Project management journal, Apr. 2012, v. 43, no. 2, p. 4-20.
Abstract: This article aims to identify and analyze the key benefits of adopting Guaranteed Maximum Price and Target Cost Contracts (GMP/TCC) over and above the traditional lump-sum contractual arrangement through an empirical questionnaire survey conducted in South Australia and compared with the findings in Hong Kong. The Mann-Whitney U Test indicated differences in perception between the two groups of respondents on the majority of the identified benefits. The study has provided an in-depth understanding of the perceived benefits of the GMP/TCC scheme, hence leading to a wider application of those alternative integrated procurement strategies in both regions for reference by the construction community at large.
Rights: A Comparative Study of the Benefits of Applying Target Cost Contracts Between South Australia and Hong Kong, Daniel W.M. Chan, Patrick T.I. Lam, Joseph H.L. Chan, Tony Ma and Thomas Perkin, Project Management Journal, Volume 43/Issue 2 Copyright ©2012 Project Management Institute, Inc. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1002/pmj.21255
ISSN: 8756-9728 (print)
1938-9507 (online)
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