Value Management in Africa : A Literature Review

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAVE International 2021 Value Summit
Subtitle of host publicationPROCEEDINGS
PublisherSAVE International
Pages226-233
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Publication series

NameSAVE International Value Summit Proceedings

Conference

TitleSAVE International 2021 Value Summit
LocationVirtual
Period5 - 9 June 2021

Abstract

Previous researches revealed that construction projects in African countries fundamentally suffer from poor project outcomes. This implies that value management (VM) technique could be of immense benefits to the continent. However, knowledge of VM technique and its associated benefits are grossly insufficient among construction professionals in the continent. There is also a pretext that there is a considerable number of indigenous VM experts in African countries, in which the assertion cannot be verified. This study, therefore, conducted a critical review of VM application on construction projects in Africa with articles obtained from Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus databases. The articles were composed of researches conducted in Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana. The study revealed that VM had been introduced to South Africa for over 5-decade; however, the level of knowledge of VM and its application in the country is still very low. VM applications on construction projects in Egypt were most technical in African countries. The study also showed that Egypt is the only African country with a functional VM institute. Therefore, this study recommended that all African countries should collaborate with VM institute in Egypt for training, seminar, and workshops via the free and paid webinar programmes of the institute. Conclusively, African countries should embrace the benefits of VM in different sectors to ameliorate the problem of poor project performance, stakeholders’ dissatisfaction, etc.

Research Area(s)

  • Value management

Citation Format(s)

Value Management in Africa : A Literature Review. / OJO, Lekan Damilola; LEUNG, Mei-yung.

SAVE International 2021 Value Summit: PROCEEDINGS. SAVE International, 2021. p. 226-233 (SAVE International Value Summit Proceedings).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review