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I. Yitmen,
Volume 10, Issue 4 (December 2012)

Learning rapidly and competently has become a pre-eminent strategy for improving organizational performance in the

new knowledge era. Improving dynamic learning capability is an exclusive strategy for corporate success in construction

industry. Thus engineering design firms should implement OL to accomplish a state of readiness for change and develop a

competence to respond and identify future business potentials. This study aims to analyze the relationship between

organizational learning (OL) and performance improvement (PI) in civil engineering design firms of Turkish construction

industry. OL structure in engineering design firms incorporates five constructs: organizational environment, strategy

development and implementation, supportive leadership, leveraging knowledge, and learning capability. The empirical data

was collected through a questionnaire survey conducted to engineering design firms registered to the Turkish Chamber of Civil

Engineers. The hypothesized model relationships were tested using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The results show that

each of the variables has a different role and significant positive impact on the OL process and organizational PI. The variables

“Supportive leadership” and “Learning capability” proved to be strongly significant and positively related to organizational

performance in engineering design firms. In engineering design firms, supportive leadership is needed in order to establish a

participative cultural environment that helps design a new form of organization which emphasizes learning, flexibility, and

rapid response. Learning capability is the potential to explore and exploit knowledge through learning flows that make possible

the development, evolution and use of knowledge stocks enacting engineering design firms and their members to add value to

the design business.

I. Yitmen,
Volume 13, Issue 2 (Transaction A: Civil Engineering June 2015)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of cross-cultural communication (CCC) on stakeholder management process (SMP) in international construction projects from the Turkish stakeholders’ perspective. The research is based on a survey of Turkish stakeholders (contractors, consulting engineers, insurance brokers, and financial advisors) operating internationally. The useable survey comprised 141 individual responses from 205 distributed, giving a response rate of 68.78 percent. Structural equation modelling (SEM) is proposed as an effective tool to investigate the relations between various factors of cross-cultural communication and stakeholder management process and data regarding the Turkish stakeholders have been used to demonstrate its applicability. The results demonstrate that “Communication behaviours” and “Communication strategies” proved to be strongly significant and positively related to SMP, whereas “Communication barriers” have significantly negative effect on SMP. Research findings may encourage the principles and practices of CCC between the stakeholders to be adequately recognized and understood by the international contracting firms operating abroad. Although findings reflect the Turkish stakeholders’ perspectives, it is believed that the parameters identified in this study can further be used as a benchmark to conduct similar studies in other countries. Managers of international contracting firms can develop a Cross-cultural Communication Statement (OCQS) to assess, report, and develop cross-cultural communication between stakeholders of a multi-cultural project environment.
Onyebuchi Nwabueze Mogbo, Balkiz Yapicioglu, Ibrahim Yitmen,
Volume 15, Issue 5 (Transaction A: Civil Engineering 2017)

There are challenges and opportunities of deploying policies for transport infrastructure improvement in developing countries. Transport infrastructural development remains a major tool for achieving the aspirations of the newly introduced economic principles of the Federal Government of Nigeria. This study investigates the impact of innovative strategic approaches for improved transport policy and how the strategies are well incorporated to solve the problems faced in the infrastructure sector in order to enhance improved economic growth. The research involves a questionnaire survey conducted to key stakeholders in Nigerian six states. The study was focused on the stakeholders selected from the public entities, private clients, consultants, and contractors operating within the Nigerian construction sector. Based on the empirical data, the specific ways in which innovative strategies for transport policies affect infrastructure development contributing to sustainable economic growth have been shown. The findings contribute to the fields of innovative strategies for transport policies in infrastructure development by linking various aspects of innovative strategies for transport policies and infrastructure development and their interrelationships to sustainable economic development from stakeholders’ perspective. The results show that variables of innovative strategies in transportation and transportation infrastructure improvement have different roles and significant positive impact on sustainable economic development.

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