International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Critical Success Factors: En Route for Success of Construction Projects
Susil Kumara Silva, Prof. Warnakulasuriya B N F, Dr. Arachchige B J H

The study of critical success factors is a means of improving effectiveness and efficiency of projects. Critical success factors have been identified in various contexts but there is no general agreement. Most of these studies are too generic and pose a question of applicability on a specific industry such as construction. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to identify critical success factors through a critical literature review with special attention on project execution stage of construction projects and to identify research gaps to be filled in the future. 40 external factors and 34internal factors were identified. 10 external factors and 19internal factors are repeated in 3 or more papers. More researches are needed on the relationship between critical human resource management factors and project success. Findings are instrumental for industry professionals, academics and policy makers. Further, it will add to the project management body of knowledge.

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