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Title: Evaluating the project coordination performance using information centrality
Authors: Timurcan, Pelin İpek
Doğan, Sevgi Zeynep
Keywords: Project networks
Social networking
Centrality measures
Construction management research
International airport
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Source: Timurcan, P. İ., and Doğan, S. Z. (2014). Evaluating the project coordination performance using information centrality. In D. Castro-Lacouture, J. Irizarry, & B. Ashuri (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress. Paper presented at the Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014, Atlanta, United States,19-21 May (pp. 1119-1128). Reston: American Society of Civil Engineers.
Abstract: Evaluation of coordination performance in a project network requires reliable measures and monitoring methods for effective management. Recent literature includes studies addressing the relationship between coordinative activity and the configuration of communication networks. In these works, the role of network centrality is investigated through the basic standard centrality measures of degree, betweenness, and closeness. Current social network analysis research emphasizes new formulations of centrality measures for robust structural analysis of project networks. This paper presents a novel approach for measuring network centrality using the concept of information centrality. It is based on the idea that all paths carry information. The significance of information centrality values for the actors in a directional signage project at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is investigated. A centrality index is defined for each firm based on the average of the four measures of centrality. Findings suggest the existence of a high correlation between coordination scores and the centrality indexes. A centrality index augmented by an information centrality measure has potential for assessing the coordination performance in construction management research, and it is promising for the structural analysis of project communication networks. © 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers.
Description: Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014; Atlanta, GA; United States; 19 May 2014 through 21 May 2014
ISBN: 9780784413517
Appears in Collections:Architecture / Mimarlık
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection

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