Determinants for effective performance of external project management consultants in Malaysia

Pollaphat Nitithamyong, Zijin Tan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

28 Citations (Scopus)


The use of external project management consulting firms (PMCs) in construction projects has not been widely accepted by practitioners in Malaysia because of several failed experiences in public projects. This study aims to investigate the important roles of PMCs, the key factors contributing to their effective performance, and the appropriate measurement criteria for assessing performance. The findings of this study can help industry practitioners who are working or planning to work in projects implementing the PMC concept in Malaysia to gain an enhanced understanding of how to apply the concept effectively, leading to increased benefits of appointing PMCs and promoting the utilisation of the PMC concept in the Malaysian construction industry.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


  • project management
  • construction industry
  • performance measurement
  • factor analysis


Dive into the research topics of 'Determinants for effective performance of external project management consultants in Malaysia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this