Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Christopher S McChesney
Construction Project Management, Project Failure, External Environmental Conditions, Influence Driver, Negative Risk, Risk Management
Business | Engineering
Mols, Rex W., "Examination of the Relationship between External Environmental Conditions and Construction Project Failures in Countries of Northern Africa" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2846.
The construction industry is an essential and supportive pillar of national economies in Northern Africa making construction project management a dynamic arena. Construction project success is dependent on how well project managers recognize and manage project constraints versus negative risk impacts. The purpose of this qualitative research was to explore and describe the impacts between external environmental conditions and construction project failures in countries of Northern Africa. Data was sourced from construction project managers that operate within this region. Data collected focuses on the interdependencies between negative risk impacts from external environmental conditions and construction project failures. An analysis of the collected data reveals emergent themes, influence drivers as well as risk management approaches. The identified emergent themes and influence drivers could assist construction project managers with managing negative risks by selecting optimal risk mitigation approaches. Successfully implementing construction projects in Northern Africa may assist firms to better allocate funds and execute strategies to strengthen these national economies.