Sustainable Delivery of Megaprojects in Iran

Integrated Model of Contextual Factors

M. Reza Hosseini, Saeed Banihashemi, Igor Martek, Hamed Golizadeh, Farzad Ghodoosi

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This study develops an integrated model of the main contextual factors that affect sustainable delivery of megaprojects in Iran. The inputs to the model are based on a comprehensive literature review affecting the "triple bottom line" of sustainability, as measured in economic, environmental, and social costs. Innovation diffusion theory and extralogical laws of imitation inform the theoretical points of departure. The model inputs were customized for the context of Iran, and a structural equation model was developed, using data collected from 101 survey questionnaires. The findings identify a wide range of factors that directly impact megaproject sustainability, and these may be used by policymakers and practitioners within the Iranian construction industry to better manage sustainability outcomes. Principally, megaprojects would benefit from (1) the generation of sustainability awareness at the evaluation phase, (2) tackling corruption at the preparation phase, and (3) consolidating responsible project management practices at the usage phase. Moreover, these lessons may be more broadly applicable across the entire construction supply chain in Iran, as well as being transferable to other developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Article number05017011
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Management in Engineering
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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Sustainability
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In: Journal of Management in Engineering, Vol. 34, No. 2, 05017011, 01.03.2018, p. 1-12.

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