Research on the Identification of the Key Elements of Mega Project System
Shi Xiangang1, 2, Liu Huabing1, Qin Beibei3, Ma Xianrui1, Wang Peng1
COMPUTER MODELLING & NEW TECHNOLOGIES 2014 18(12C) 1003-1008
1 School of Construction Management and the Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, 400045
2 China Construction Seventh Engineering Division. Corp. Ltd, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, 450004
3 School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, Reading, UK, RG6 6AW
The social attribute of mega project, the complexity of stakeholders and the arduousness of management objectively require managers to identify the key elements of the system from the perspective of social networks. This research constructs a social network structure of mega project to study the centrality of social networks of mega project system with social network analysis (SNA). With Local centrality, Closeness centrality and Betweenness centrality, the key index of elements is established and these elements are reordered according to the importance. This paper makes an empirical analysis in which the key elements of Chongqing Metro Line 6 project are defined with UCINET. The results are expected to simplify the structure of social networks with the key elements identified, and it can improve the management efficiency to achieve the expected management goals more effectively.