An evaluation of risk factors impacting construction cash flow forecast

Henry A. Odeyinka, John Lowe, Ammar Kaka

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    The purpose of this paper is to identify and assess the extent of occurrence and impact of risk factors responsible for the variation between the forecast and actual construction cash flow. The study was conducted through a structured questionnaire administered to UK contracting organizations. Adopting a project-by-project approach, respondents were asked to provide opinions on the extent of occurrence of some identified risk factors and their impacts on cash flow forecast. Respondents were split into three groups of small, medium and large contracting firms based on their annual turnover so as to be able to investigate statistical differences of opinions between the groups. Statistical analyses were carried out using mean response analysis and univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA) in order to determine significant risk factors and also to investigate differences of opinions between respondents' groupings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5-17
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


    • construction industry
    • cash flow forecast
    • finance
    • risk factors


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