Perceived project value, opportunistic behavior, interorganizational cooperation, and contractor performance
Journal of African Business
Faculty of Computing and Management Science, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda; Department of Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands; Department of Procurement and Logistics Management, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda; Nanjing Construction Company, Beijing, China
Predictors of contractor performance have attracted the attention of researchers in the developed world. However, research from sub-Saharan Africa to corroborate these findings has remained sparse. What exists is speculative and at best anecdotal. Using data from construction firms in Uganda, this study finds that commitment to the project, perceived value of the project, interorganizational cooperation, and opportunistic behavior are significant predictors of contractor performance. This has both policy and managerial implications, which we present in this paper. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
construction industry; firm size; industrial performance; perception; subcontracting; Sub-Saharan Africa; Uganda