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Title: Factors affecting the time overrun of road construction projects in Ethiopia

Authors: Hamed M.S. Ahmed; Mitku Assefa; Eldana Cheru Kassa

Addresses: Management Department, College of Business and Economics, Werabe University, Ethiopia ' Management Department, College of Business and Economics, Wollo University, Ethiopia ' Department of Accounting and Finance, College of Business and Economics, Wollo University, Ethiopia

Abstract: This research was carried out to analyse the factors that affect the time overrun of cobblestone paving and canal projects in the South Wollo Zone and Dessie City Administration. The study employed both descriptive and explanatory research design methods. A sample size of 392 respondents was selected from the total target population of 620 clients and contractors. To select the sample, the researchers used a stratified sampling technique. To achieve the objectives of the study, structural equation model was used to determine the relationship between the independent and dependent variables using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS V.25 and AMOS26). The study found out that labour, material, equipment, finance, design, and project management related factors had a positive and significant effect on the time overrun of the project. Whereas, external environment-related factors found were insignificant for time overrun. The study recommended committing enough time for feasibility study and use resources efficiently and effectively.

Keywords: time variance; structural equation modelling; SEM; road project; South Wollo Zone; Ethiopia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2023.130265

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2023 Vol.17 No.1, pp.1 - 25

Received: 23 Jul 2021
Accepted: 23 Aug 2021

Published online: 14 Apr 2023 *

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