Xiaopeng Deng

Xiaopeng Deng
Southeast University (China) | SEU · Department of Construction and Real Estate

Ph.D.

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Although tacit knowledge management has gained increasing attention in international construction projects, little effort has been devoted to the externalization of tacit knowledge for project managers and members. This research aims to explore various factors that affect the process of tacit knowledge externalization (TKE) in international constru...
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The construction industry is labor-intensive, and employees' mental health has a significant impact on occupational health and job performance. In particular, expatriates in international projects under the normalization of the epidemic are under greater pressure than domestic project employees. This paper aims to explore the association of stresso...
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The synergy between Distributed Ledger Technologies, like blockchain technology and circular economy, can lead to economic, environmental, and social sustainability through protecting natural resources, optimizing processes, fostering system effectiveness, designing out waste, and also providing job opportunities. Nevertheless, industries and their...
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Purpose: This paper aims to explore the key risk factors affecting the Personnel Localization Management of international construction projects under the major public emergencies represented by the novel coronavirus pneumonia pandemic (hereinafter COVID-19) and how the public emergency affected the Personnel Localization Management from three level...
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A project is a specific effort to create a unique product, so it is a favorable place for knowledge creation and development. Knowledge can be transferred inside and outside projects and their parent project-based organizations, thus affecting project performance and organizational competitiveness. However, the current research on the elements and...
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Purpose In the digital transformation era, the construction industry is not immune to unintended consequences and disruptions of distributed ledger technologies like blockchain. At the micro-level, construction organizations need an in-depth understanding of blockchain risks to take proactive strategies for being on the safe side. This study seeks...
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The suppliers’ performance plays a vital role, with a domino effect, in project success, organizational competitiveness, protecting supply chain and construction industry from disruptions and PESTEL risks (political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal). Therefore, measuring the performance of the construction suppliers has be...
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One of the most important activities in any organization is the identification and selection of the right supplier. The responsible organizations determine the performance of their potential suppliers based on the attributes that are aligned with their sustainable development goals. Data regarding these attributes can be qualitative and/or quantita...
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In recent years, frequent natural disasters have brought great challenges to the stable operation of the high-speed railway (HSR). Improving the resilience of the HSR system is an urgent problem to be solved. This study aims to explore how to improve the resilience of the HSR system. Based on an in-depth literature review and case study, 11 variabl...
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Unethical behavior is one of the grand challenges facing international construction companies (ICCs) to move toward sustainable development when operating on an international basis. The ethics and compliance program (ECP) has played a significant role in addressing illegal and unethical behavior and avoiding liability in multinational companies. Ho...
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Purpose This paper aims to explore the key factors affecting knowledge transfer within cross-cultural teams in international construction projects from three levels: individual factors, team factors and knowledge characteristics. It also provides a comprehensive framework to examine how trust, cultural distance, team identification, knowledge tacit...
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The mileage of high-speed rail (HSR) is expected to grow in the foreseeable future. Fierce international competition and HSR business uniqueness have facilitated the broad application of international joint ventures (IJVs) globally. However, the interaction between competition and cooperation complicates IJVs, and IJVs partners’ implementation has...
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Construction 4.0 has become a buzzword since the penetration of building information modeling (BIM), cyber-physical systems, and digital and computing technologies into the construction industry. Among emerging technologies, distributed ledger technology (DLT), or blockchain, is a powerful business enhancer whose potential can disrupt projects, AEC...
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Purpose Although knowledge transfer in the context of projects and project-based organizations (PBOs) has gained increasing attention from academia and industry, it is not clear how knowledge transfers from projects to their parent PBOs. This research aims to explore the main factors influencing knowledge transfer from projects to their parent PBOs...
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Purpose Previous fraud studies focused on the influence of external environmental factors rather than the actor's own cognition or psychological factors. This paper aims to explore the influence of cognitive factors on people's intention to commit fraud in the construction industry. Design/methodology/approach A scenario-based questionnaire survey...
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Nowadays, with the development of information management infrastructures in organizations and the improvement of the data storage process, managers are looking for appropriate decision-making methods based on large volumes of data. Therefore, it is crucial to choose the right approach to make the right decisions based on the volume of available dat...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world's economic condition significantly, and construction projects have faced many challenges and disruptions as well. This should be an alarm bell for project-oriented organizations to be prepared for such events and take necessary actions at the earliest time. In this regard, project-oriented organizations...
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Accurate evaluation of project performance is one of the biggest concerns of project-oriented organizations, and project managers are always looking for suitable tools and techniques to monitor and control the project activities. For a long time, the earned value management system is helping project managers in achieving this objective. However, it...
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Major public emergencies represented by COVID-19 have a significant impact on the economic and social development of various countries as well as on China's construction internationalization which is progressing steadily with the Belt and Road construction. In this article, we first summarize representative major public emergencies and the emergenc...
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The mode of international joint ventures (IJVs) has been widely used in international high-speed railway (HSR) projects. This study aims to investigate coopetition strategies of IJVs for HSR projects. The grounded theory was performed to identify 16 coopetition strategies, which were further divided into four categories, namely relationship strateg...
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International joint ventures (IJVs) have become a significant mode of exploiting high-speed railway (HSR) overseas market for contractors. This study is devoted to identify the determinants for the coopetition strategies of IJVs in the HSR projects, as well as the interactive paths. On the base of a thorough literature review and the pilot study wi...
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The performance of Chinese contractors is evaluated from the perspective of the characteristics of overseas business of Chinese contractors and its political risks. In this research, further analyses on the fund and pricing model of Chinese Contractors overseas projects were made based on the results of this research projects, as well as their abil...
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Competitive advantage is essential for the international high-speed rail (HSR) rolling stock contractors winning orders and surviving in the fierce global market. To achieve it, it is necessary to identify its driving variables and formation paths. Based on the literature review, 24 driving variables were identified and packaged into six categories...
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The high-speed railway (HSR) sector has been projected to experience exponential growth in the near future, and many HSR projects are being or will be implemented under international contracts. However, the huge international market also gives rise to fierce international competition. This study aims to explore the formation paths of international...
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Purpose: This paper aims to develop a partner selection approach for the high-speed rail (HSR) firms from the perspective of achieving competitive advantage in the international competitive bidding sphere. Design/methodology/approach: The current study developed a partner selection approach based on the evolutionary game theory. Firstly, the curren...
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Coopetition is a revolutionary mindset that combines competition and cooperation. This paper aims to determine and to explore the critical factors affecting contractors’ coopetition relationship (CR) in international construction projects (ICPs). In order to improve CR between international contractors in ICPs, a comprehensive literature review was...
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Due to mounting environmental and social challenges, supplier selection has become one of the most critical tasks of project-oriented organizations. Because supplier selection can affect the long-term success and profitability of the organizations and their projects, directly, embracing sustainability can add value in the equation. Considering sust...
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The current study aims to provide an overview of the research on political risk using the Web of Science(WoS)database as well as summarize research results and put forward some suggestions for research directions of political risk in international construction projects. It is the first time scientometric analysis of political risk research is execu...
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Since there is fierce competition in the global high-speed rail (HSR) market, pursuing sustainable development has become an essential task for HSR firms. However, competition on the international HSR projects shows prominent dynamic characteristics, which pose severe challenges to the sustainable development of HSR firms. Transient competitive adv...
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The study makes pioneering attempt in proposing Grey Group QUALIFLEX method. With the aid of the concept of grey numbers, the current study extends the paradigm on which the original QUALIFLEX model was built. After presenting the preliminaries and algorithm, the study shows the feasibility of the proposed model by executing it on a project managem...
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Although the importance of cross-project knowledge transfer (CPKT) is increasingly valued from academia and industry, the research on the integrated CPKT mechanism within project-based organizations (PBOs) including horizontal transfer and vertical transfer is still in the early stage. This paper aims to explore how critical factors affect the effe...
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The primary purpose of the current study is introducing a comprehensive approach to identify the relationship among different criteria in Earned Value Management (EVM). EVM is a well-known approach in project management context that can monitor schedule and cost performance indexes in projects simultaneously. The EVM detects current project perform...
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The Distinguishing Coefficient (ξ) is an important parameter of Grey Relational Analysis (GRA), a flagship multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) model of Grey System Theory, an intelligent and multifaceted field developed by Chinese scientists in 1980s. However, the scholars widely assume ξ = 0.5. The current study questions this practice. Also, so...
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Purpose - Selecting a suitable contract to outsource construction projects is an ongoing concern for project managers and organizational directors. This study aims to propose a comprehensive model to manage the risks of outsourced construction project contracts. Design/methodology/approach - To employ the proposed model, firstly, the types of cont...
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Purpose: Collaborative contracting (CC) is the direction that Singapore is venturing into in line with the Construction Industry Transformation Map. For its successful adoption, it is necessary to examine the potential barriers and possible solutions. Therefore, this study aims to explore the current status, major barriers and best solutions for th...
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Purpose Balancing interfirm relationships is important for firms’ long-term superior performance. However, prior studies mainly focus on interfirm competition or interfirm cooperation separately, ignoring the balance of interfirm relationships. To bridge this gap in knowledge, this study aims to develop a framework to evaluate the balance of interf...
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With the development of the economy, many countries or regions worldwide are implementing or planning to implement high-speed railway (HSR) projects. However, the great international demand has attracted fierce competition in the HSR industry. The purpose of this study is to recognize and explain the determinants of international competitive advant...
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Political risk is one of the most prominent dangers for International Construction Companies (ICCs) to deal with in overseas countries. Despite considerable studies on political risk management in international business, few have been focused on quantitative political risk assessment methods in international construction projects. Thus, this study...
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After temporary competitive advantage (TCA) being proposed, this concept has received a lot of attention from academia and industry. For international HSR contractors, how to form their TCA and win out over the competition for new projects is crucial, while only a few studies focus on this issue. This research aims to develop a TCA system that refl...
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With the stable development of economy and a series of policies encouraging foreign investment and infrastructure construction, Malaysia becomes more attractive for international construction contractors. However, there is a lack of analysis of relevant political risks in Malaysia in previous literature. This paper aims to analyze the political ris...
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The performance is analysed from the perspective of the characteristics of overseas business of Chinese contractors and political risks. Based on the results of this research project, it further analyse the funds and pricing model of Chinese Contractors Overseas Projects, as well as their ability to withstand political risks and coping strategies....
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Contracting in international high-speed railway (HSR) projects is a risky business. The success of these projects and the sustainable development of international contractors are inseparable from effective risk management. However, limited research has been conducted to investigate the political risk involved in international HSR projects. As HSR d...
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This article is devoted to identifying and explaining the critical variables contributing to competitive advantages in international High-Speed Railway (HSR) projects from the contractor's perspective. A total of 24 variables were identified by the literature review and a pilot study. An international questionnaire survey was performed to obtain pr...
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This paper aims to identify the sources of competitive advantage for contractors on international high-speed railway (HSR) construction projects, to help them understand these sources, and to provide an integrated way of orienting their competitive position by measuring these driving variables. Based on an in-depth literature review and case analys...
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International construction enterprises (ICEs) have been plagued with political risks in the global market. To ensure the success of political risk management, it is necessary to comprehend the political risks in international construction projects. This study aims at exploring the political risk paths in international construction projects. The pre...
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International construction projects are plagued with political risk, and international construction enterprises (ICEs) must manage this risk to survive. However, little attention has been devoted to political risk management strategies in international construction projects. To fill this research gap, a total of 27 possible strategies were identifi...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the micro-level variables contributing to political risks in international construction projects. Design/methodology/approach A total of 25 micro-level variables were identified from the literature review, and a questionnaire survey was performed with 138 professionals from both academia and industry...
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The rapid economic growth and massive demands on infrastructure in Central Asia have attracted a growing level of interest from international contractors. However, international construction projects in Central Asia present significant political risks. A total of 20 political risk factors were identified through a critical literature review and con...
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This paper introduces the concept of“ripple-spillover effect”,and explores the space-time linkage of six cities in Nanjing metropolitan area by means of stationary test,multivariable Granger causality test and spatial autocorrelation test. The empirical results show that there is a significant ripple-spillover effect between the housing prices of c...
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Despite significant policy drives, the wide adoption of sustainable building (SB) is hindered by factors such as high upfront cost and long payback period. Business model (BM) innovation is therefore highly demanded to help SB professionals to cope with the challenges and convert the value of SB into profit. Nevertheless, few studies examined BM in...
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In this study, liner unit root tests and panel unit root tests to the ratio of city to regional house price were applied to examine the ripple effects across 28 cities in the Yangtze River Delta region. Then invert LM unit root tests with two structural breaks for 10 representative cities were conducted. The results showed that there is overwhelmin...
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Along with China's national strategy "One Belt, One Road," an increasing number of Chinese construction companies has ventured or will venture into the global market. The choice of entry mode is crucial for companies when going abroad. The objectives of this study are to (1) establish a systematic classification of the entry modes used in the inter...
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Central Asian (CA) has become emerging market of international construction industry with the rapidly developing economy and the huge demand of infrastructure. The proposition of the "Go global" strategy in 2009 and the "One Belt and One Road" project in 2013 providing great opportunities for Chinese contractors. However, CA has been considered a r...
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To cope with the complexity and dynamic characteristic of risks in PPP infrastructure projects, this paper attempts to incorporate the notion of vulnerability into traditional risk process. The fundamental definitions and framework of risk vulnerability process for PPP infrastructure projects are proposed to describe the formation mechanism of risk...
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International construction projects invariably involve political risks. This has been a persistent and pernicious problem encountered by international contractors. Various sets of variables have been suggested in the literature focusing on different aspects of political risk management (PRM) for international construction enterprises (ICEs). It is...
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This study aims to explore the variables affecting the project system vulnerability to political risks in international construction projects. A questionnaire survey was conducted and 138 responses were received from both academia and industry. The exploratory factor analysis was then adopted to uncover the relationships among these variables. The...
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Political risk has been a pervasive problem in international construction projects. International contractors have, in response, endeavored to mitigate the high degree of political risk exposure to survive. Few prior works have focused on political risk in the context of international construction projects. To improve political risk management in i...
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Contractors in the international marketplace are experiencing more severe political risks than ever before. They have also in response endeavored to mitigate the high degree of political risk exposure in order to survive. It is important however to identify and manage the critical variables affecting political risks associated with international co...
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Purpose ‐ The ancient principles of Chinese geomancy appear to share the same goal as total building performance (TBP) in delivering an optimal environment for occupants that promotes their well-being. This research aims to evaluate the relevance and applicability of Chinese geomancy principles and scenarios with respect to the six TBP mandates. De...
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Purpose ‐ It is recognised that upgrading programmes are imperative components of public housing in Singapore. In order to keep pace with the ever-continuing rise in affluence and hence expectations of the residents, these upgrading programmes need to be carried out with a complete understanding of residents' needs and perceptions, which may change...
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Nowadays,the construction of urban metro is like a raging fire. Whereas,diversified metro accidents take place constantly. Unsafe behavior of metro construction workers is the immediate factor of accidents occurrence. However,unsafe behavior is only the representation,which indicates the shortage of safety competency. Safety competency of construct...
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Oriented by present safety problem of metro construction, the concept of Near-Miss was introduced. And foundation of Near-Miss knowledge base in the construction of metro project was the research object. Firstly, the five kinds of source of Near-Miss knowledge were analyzed. Near-Misses of metro project were obtained, according to the analysis of a...
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Many investigation reports of metro accidents show that the occurrence of metro accident is not casual without any precursors. There appear many minor incidents without any injuries and loss and even some safety information unperceived, which is called Near-Miss, prior to the occurrence of metro accidents. However, casual factors between Near-Miss...
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Construction remains one of the high-risk industries and occupations over a long period of time and reducing injuries and accidents has been a prime focus of government organizations for many years. Research efforts have focused on developing accident causation models to unearth root cause of accidents. Nevertheless, despite the contribution of con...
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Safety management of metro construction has been concerned ceaselessly by researchers and managers. Some achievements have been gained, which has promoted the ability of safety management in metro construction. Nevertheless, accidents of metro project have happened constantly, which indicates that the issues of safety management still harass metro...
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PPP (Public Private Partnerships) is a new operation mode of infrastructure projects, which usually undergo long periods and have various kinds of risks in technology, market, politics, policy, finance, society, natural conditions and cooperation. So the government and the private agency should establish the risk-sharing mechanism to ensure the suc...

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