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Dr Yongjian Ke

Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment (Construction Management (Building))

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Yongjian Ke obtained a PhD in Management Science and Engineering and a BSc in Project Management from Tsinghua University in July 2010 and July 2005 respectively. From July 2010 to May 2013, he worked at National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow on an international joint research project involving Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. In June 2013, he joined The University of Newcastle as a Lecturer.

Dr Ke was awarded the 2010 Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award by Tsinghua University (university-wide), 2010 Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award by GuanKe Foundation of Construction Economics and Management (nationwide), 2010 Highly Commended Award of Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research by Emerald Group Publishing Limited and European Foundation for Management Development (worldwide), and 2014 Highly Commended Paper Award by Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction (worldwide).

Research Expertise
Dr Ke's research experience concentrates on two interrelated areas: Public-Private Partnership (PPP), and Relational Contracting (RC). PPP and RC share a number of basic characteristics. They are associated with large and complex projects, which face the same coordination and integration challenges of scale, complexity and multi-skilled human resources. Based on these research works, Dr Ke has a very good understanding of public procurement systems, project management in public construction, project financing, risk allocation and management, etc.

As of February 2015, Dr Ke has already built an impressive track record of 72 publications, which is starting to attract further citations in international journals with a total of 969 citations and an h-index of 16 according to the Google Scholar citation. In addition, his paper ‘Preferred risk allocation in China’s public-private partnership (PPP) projects’ was ranked 18th of 25 most cited papers since 2008 (accessed on 4 December 2013), 5th of 25 since 2009 (accessed on 4 September 2014), and 3rd of 25 since 2010 (accessed on 9 February 2015) in the International Journal of Project Management. His paper ‘Risk Allocation in Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects: Comparative Study’ is ranked 13th of 20 most viewed papers over the past 12 calendar months and 14th of 20 most cited papers in the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems (accessed on 8 July 2014). Another paper 'Critical Success Factors for PPPs in Infrastructure Developments: Chinese Perspective' was ranked 7th of 20 most cited papers in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (accessed on 9 February 2015). Papers 'Empirical Study of Risk Assessment and Allocation of Public-Private Partnership Projects in China' and 'Potential obstacles to successful implementation of public-private partnerships in Beijing and the Hong Kong special administrative region' were ranked 11th and 20th of 20 most cited papers in the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering respectively (accessed on 9 June 2015). The paper ‘Public construction project delivery process in Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney’ is the 2013 Highly Commended Paper in the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction (award received in 2014).

Teaching Expertise
During his graduate and post-doctoral training, Dr Ke has been fortunate enough to also serve as a teaching assistant at Tsinghua University (in Chinese) and National University of Singapore (in English). The courses that he has taught include Cost Estimating/Project Cost Management, Project Finance (BOT/PPP/PFI) and Engineering Economy. After joining the University of Newcastle, Dr Ke has been teaching graduate course Project Closure (ARBE6407) and undergraduate courses Facilities Management (ARBE4303), Infrastructure Development (ARBE3305), and Construction Procurement and Tendering (ARBE2309).

Administrative Expertise
Dr Ke is the current Student Academic Conduct Officer, and a member of School International and Development Working Group. He is a reviewer for many international journals such as Construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Project Management, ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management. He is also a member of editorial advisory board in the International Journal on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, Journal of Natural Resources and Development and International Journal of Information Technology Project Management. He was awarded the awards of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing by Utilities Policy in 2014 and Outstanding Reviewer Award by Built Environment Project and Asset Management in 2015. He served as an external examiner of undergraduate dissertations for the University of Western Australia in 2015.

Collaborations
China

  • Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Tianjin University, Tianjin
  • Chongqing University, Chongqing
  • Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou

Singapore

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University

Australia

  • University of Western Sydney
  • Central Queensland University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • The University of Western Australia

Qualifications

  • PhD (Engineering), Tsinghua University - PR China
  • Bachelor of Construction Management, Tsinghua University - PR China

Keywords

  • Build Operate Transfer
  • Facilities Management
  • Infrastructure Development
  • International Construction Project Management
  • Project Closure
  • Public Construction Project Management
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Relational Contracting
  • Risk Management

Languages

  • Cantonese (Working)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning 80
120299 Building not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2015 -  Membership - Scientific Committee for the 2015 International Conference on Building Resilience Scientific Committee for the 2015 International Conference on Building Resilience
Australia
1/01/2014 -  Editorial Board - International Journal on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning International Journal on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - Journal of Natural Resources and Development Journal of Natural Resources and Development
Australia
1/07/2010 - 1/05/2013 Research Fellow National University of Singapore
Department of Building
Singapore
1/01/2010 -  Editorial Board - International Journal of Information Technology Project Management International Journal of Information Technology Project Management
Australia
1/03/2007 - 1/06/2008 Research Assistant The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Building and Real Estate
Hong Kong

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2015 -  Student Academic Conduct Officer The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment

Awards

Honours

Year Award
2010 Outstanding PhD Graduate
Tsinghua University

Professional

Year Award
2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award
Built Environment Project and Asset Management
2014 Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
Utilities Policy

Research Award

Year Award
2014 Highly Commended Paper Award, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
2010 Outstanding PhD Dissertation
Tsinghua University
2010 Outstanding PhD Dissertation
Unknown
2010 Highly Commended Award of Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research
Unknown

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ARBE4303 Facilities Management
The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Course Coordinator 28/07/2014 - 5/12/2014
ARBE3305 Infrastructure Development
The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Course Coordinator 28/07/2014 - 5/12/2014
ARBE3305 Infrastructure Development
The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Course Coordinator 29/07/2013 - 6/12/2013
ARBE4303 Facilities Management
The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Course Coordinator 27/07/2015 - 9/12/2015
ARBE6407 Project Closure
The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Course Coordinator 26/05/2014 - 5/09/2014
ARBE2309 Construction Procurement and Tendering
The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Course Coordinator 27/07/2015 - 9/12/2015
ARBE6407 Project Closure
The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Course Coordinator 25/05/2015 - 4/09/2015
ARBE4303 Facilities Management
The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Course Coordinator 29/07/2013 - 6/12/2013
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Ke Y, Wang SQ, Concession Project Financing: Risk Allocation and Management, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing (2011) [A4]
2008 Wang SQ, Ke Y, Concession Project Financing (PPP/BOT/PFI), Tsinghua University Press, Beijing (2008) [A2]

Chapter (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Ke Y, Wang S, 'Public-private partnership in China', Public-Private Partnership: An International Handbook, Taylor and Francis, UK 0-0 (2015)
2014 Ke Y, 'Project Financing', Construction Management Research Fronts and Trends, China City Press, Beijing, China 48-68 (2014) [B2]
2012 Wang SQ, Ke Y, Xie J, 'Public-Private Partnership Implementation in China', Taking Stock of PPP and PFI Around the World, Certified Accountants Educational Trust, London 29-36 (2012) [B2]
2011 Ke Y, Wang SQ, Chan APC, 'Equitable risk allocation in Chinese public-private partnership power projects', Modeling Risk Management in Sustainable Construction, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany 131-138 (2011)
2009 Wang SQ, Ke Y, 'Laibin B Power Project - the First State-Approved BOT Project in China', Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Development - Case Studies from Asia and Europe, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Germany 101-129 (2009)
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Journal article (47 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Chan APC, Lam PTI, Wen Y, Ameyaw EE, Wang S, Ke Y, 'Cross-Sectional Analysis of Critical Risk Factors for PPP Water Projects in China', JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 21 (2015)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000214
2015 Ke Y, Ling F, Zou P, 'Effects of contract strategy on interpersonal relations and project outcomes of public sector construction contracts in Australia', Journal of Management in Engineering, n/a (2015)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000273
2015 Chan APC, Lam PTI, Wen Y, Ameyaw EE, Wang S, Ke Y, 'Cross-Sectional Analysis of Critical Risk Factors for PPP Water Projects in China', Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 04014031-04014031 (2015)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000214
2015 Hao W, Ding H, Ke Y, Wang Y, 'Are Relational Contracting Approaches Applicable to Public Projects in China?', Frontiers of Engineering Management, 1 358-363 (2015)
2014 Ke Y, Jefferies M, Shrestha A, Jin X, 'Public Private Partnership in China: Where to from Here', Organization, Technology & Management in Construction: An international Journal, 6 1156-1162 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.5592/otmcj.2014.3.10
Co-authors Marcus Jefferies
2014 Ling FYY, Ong SY, Ke Y, Wang S, Zou P, 'Drivers and barriers to adopting relational contracting practices in public projects: Comparative study of Beijing and Sydney', International Journal of Project Management, 32 275-285 (2014)

When contracting parties adopt relational contracting (RC) as opposed to formal contracting stance, the construction project may achieve good outcomes. However, public projects us... [more]

When contracting parties adopt relational contracting (RC) as opposed to formal contracting stance, the construction project may achieve good outcomes. However, public projects usually face more constraints in adopting RC, as close relationships may lead to allegations of corruption. The aim of this study is to undertake a comparative analysis of drivers and barriers to adopting RC practices in public construction projects in two different markets viz. a centrally planned economy and a free market economy by investigating practices in Beijing and Sydney. The survey research design was adopted and data of public construction projects in Beijing and Sydney were collected using a structured questionnaire. The results revealed that relationship quality and level of harmony among contracting parties are significantly good in both cities. In Sydney, the level of inter-personal relations between contractors and consultants is significantly higher than in Beijing. It was found that the same 18 factors drive contracting parties in Beijing and Sydney to adopt RC practices, and in 6 instances, these are significantly greater drivers in Sydney. The barriers to adopting RC practices are totally dissimilar in both cities. Contracting parties in Beijing could not adopt more RC practices because of a lack of training in relational arrangement and public clients lack initiative in adopting RC practices. The conservative industry culture that encourages preservation of the status quo is also prevalent in Beijing. In Sydney, the only significant barrier is public sector accountability concerns. To cultivate readiness to embrace RC practices, it is suggested that industry professionals and the government adopt recommendations highlighted in this study according to the type of market structure. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and APM IPMA.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.04.008
Citations Scopus - 3
2014 Ling FYY, Ke Y, Kumaraswamy MM, Wang S, 'Key relational contracting practices affecting performance of public construction projects in China', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140 04013034-1-04013034-12 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000781
Citations Scopus - 3
2014 Ke Y, 'Is public-private partnership a panacea for infrastructure development? the case of Beijing National Stadium', International Journal of Construction Management, 14 90-100 (2014) [C1]

Public-private partnership (PPP) is such a hot concept that nowadays it is discussed everywhere be it a public sector management journal or a public sector management conference. ... [more]

Public-private partnership (PPP) is such a hot concept that nowadays it is discussed everywhere be it a public sector management journal or a public sector management conference. Governments subject to severe fiscal pressure in developing countries like China, where PPP law is not in place yet, regard it as a panacea or fixed solution for infrastructure development. This paper hence attempts to provide reference to this point by investigating the Beijing National Stadium. There was a significant change in the Project Company on 20 August 2009. Three main reasons for the contract change were (1) wrong identification of the retractable roof as one of the output specifications, (2) adoption of PPP without a careful feasibility study and (3) strong government interference like suspension of selling name-right and prohibition of holding small-scale or small events. It was found that PPP would not be more appropriate than conventional procurement in this project. It was therefore proved that PPP is not a panacea for infrastructure development. It is expected that a review of the Beijing National Stadium can provide valuable information for when and how to implement PPPs. More considerations on receiving value for money in the whole project lifecycle (including the operation) should be taken in a PPP project. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/15623599.2014.899127
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Sheng HT, Liang W, Wang SQ, Ke Y, 'PPP project risk relationships based on the interpretive structure model', Advances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences, 5 618-627 (2013)
2013 Ling FYY, Ning Y, Ke Y, Kumaraswamy MM, 'Modeling relational transaction and relationship quality among team members in public projects in Hong Kong', AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, 36 16-24 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.autcon.2013.08.006
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2013 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Misallocation in Public-Private Partnership Projects in China', International Public Management Journal, 16 438-460 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10967494.2013.825508
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Ke Y, Ling FYY, Ning Y, 'Public construction project delivery process in Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney', Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 18 6-25 (2013)
DOI 10.1108/13664381311305050
2012 Cheung E, Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Ke Y, 'A comparative study of critical success factors for public private partnerships (PPP) between Mainland China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region', Facilities, 30 647-666 (2012) [C1]

Purpose: This paper aims to explore the critical success factors (CSFs) necessary for adopting public private partnerships (PPPs) in both Mainland China and Hong Kong. Design/meth... [more]

Purpose: This paper aims to explore the critical success factors (CSFs) necessary for adopting public private partnerships (PPPs) in both Mainland China and Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach: An empirical questionnaire survey was conducted with relevant experienced practitioners in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Findings: Both Mainland China and Hong Kong have been keen to deliver more infrastructure service projects through PPP mode, with the former aiming to meet its rapidly growing infrastructure demand and the latter uplifting its efficiency further. The results indicate that Hong Kong does not regard multi-benefit objectives as importantly as Mainland China. Mainland China on the contrary felt more concerned with an equitable risk sharing mechanism, which is understandable given the problems affecting the financial market in Mainland China. Originality/value: It is anticipated that the results presented in this paper will assist both the public and private sectors to deliver PPP projects more successfully. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

DOI 10.1108/02632771211273132
Citations Scopus - 5
2012 Sheng H, Wang S, Ke Y, 'Study of risk management of private enterprises' involvement in BOT projects: a case study of a sludge treatment project (in Chinese)', Tumu Gongcheng Xuebao/China Civil Engineering Journal, 45 142-147 (2012) [C2]
2012 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN CHINA'S PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS', JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 18 675-684 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.3846/13923730.2012.723380
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2011 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Equitable risks allocation of projects inside China: analyses from Delphi survey studies', CHINESE MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 5 298-310 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/17506141111163372
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2011 Chan APC, Yeung JFY, Yu CCP, Wang SQ, Ke Y, 'Empirical Study of Risk Assessment and Allocation of Public-Private Partnership Projects in China', JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING, 27 136-148 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000049
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 19
2011 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Cheung E, 'Understanding the risks in China's PPP projects: Ranking of their probability and consequence', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 18 481-496 (2011) [C1]

Purpose - Based on the Chinese government's increased public-private partnership (PPP) experience in the last decade, they have made a lot of efforts to improve the investment env... [more]

Purpose - Based on the Chinese government's increased public-private partnership (PPP) experience in the last decade, they have made a lot of efforts to improve the investment environment. This paper hence aims to conduct a more up-to-date evaluation of the potential risks in China's PPP projects. Design/methodology/approach - As part of a comprehensive research looking at implementing PPP, a two-round Delphi survey was conducted with experienced practitioners to identify the key risks that could be encountered in China's PPP projects. The probability of occurrence and severity of the consequence for the selected risks were derived from the surveys and used to calculate their relative risk significance index score. Findings - The results showed that the top ten risks identified according to their risk significance index score are: government's intervention; poor political decision making; financial risk; government's reliability; market demand change; corruption; subjective evaluation; interest rate change; immature juristic system; and inflation. Further analysis was conducted on these risks so that the possible consequence, the most impacted parties, and the preferred allocation are discussed. Recommendations on commercial principles or contract terms between the Chinese government and private consortium are also provided. Originality/value - These up-to-date findings concerning the probability and consequence of key risks would provide a valuable reference for private investors who are planning to invest in infrastructure projects in China. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

DOI 10.1108/09699981111165176
Citations Scopus - 11
2010 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Lam PTI, 'Preferred risk allocation in China's public-private partnership (PPP) projects', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 28 482-492 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijproman.2009.08.007
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 38
2010 Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Critical Success Factors for PPPs in Infrastructure Developments: Chinese Perspective', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 136 484-494 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000152
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 28
2010 Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Potential Obstacles to Successful Implementation of Public-Private Partnerships in Beijing and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region', JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING, 26 30-40 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0742-597X(2010)26:1(30)
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 18
2010 Xu Y, Yeung JFY, Chan APC, Chan DWM, Wang SQ, Ke Y, 'Developing a risk assessment model for PPP projects in China - A fuzzy synthetic evaluation approach', AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, 19 929-943 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.autcon.2010.06.006
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 28
2010 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Allocation in Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects: Comparative Study', JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 16 343-351 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000030
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 18
2009 Qi X, Ke Y, Wang SQ, 'Analysis of Critical Risk Factors Causing the Failures of China's PPP Projects (in Chinese)', China Soft Science, 107-113 (2009)
2009 Wang S, Ke Y, 'Reasons and Revelation of Taiwan High Speed Rail's Failure (in Chinese)', Jumbo Newsletter, 10-11 (2009) [O1]
2009 Ke Y, Wang S, 'Application of risk management in China's PPP projects (in Chinese)', Jumbo Newsletter, 18-21 (2009) [O1]
2009 Ke Y, Wang S, Teng T, 'Risk Management of International Joint Venture (in Chinese)', Overseas Investment and Export Credit, 30 36-39 (2009)
2009 Ke Y, Zhao X, Wang Y, Wang S, 'Investment Decision-making Model for Private Enterprises in Developing Infrastructure Projects (in Chinese)', Project Management Technology, 67 9-14 (2009)
2009 Huang T, Ke Y, Li Z, Wang S, 'Comparative Analysis on Governments' Administration in PPP Model Between China and Other Countries (in Chinese)', Project Management Technology, 66 9-13 (2009)
2009 Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Drivers for Adopting Public Private Partnerships-Empirical Comparison between China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 135 1115-1124 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000088
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 13
2009 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Cheung E, 'Research Trend of Public-Private Partnership in Construction Journals', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 135 1076-1086 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2009)135:10(1076)
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 20
2009 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan AP-C, 'Government incentives for private sector involvement in infrastructure PPP projects (in Chinese)', Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University, 49 1480-1483 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Ke Y, Zhao X, Wang Y, Wang S, 'SWOT analysis of domestic private enterprises in developing infrastructure projects in China', Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 14 152-170 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/13664380910977600
2008 Ke Y, Zhao X, Wang Y, Wang S, 'SWOT Analysis of Private Enterprises in Developing Infrastructure Projects (in Chinese)', Commercial Research, 380 7-10 (2008)
2008 Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Comparative Study of Different Financial Modalities in Infrastructure Development in Hong Kong (in Chinese)', Construction Economy, 312 89-92 (2008) [C2]
2008 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Allocation in Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects (in Chinese)', Construction Economy, 306 31-35 (2008)
2008 Wang Y, Ke Y, Wang S, 'Changes and Trends of Political Risks in China's PPP Projects (in Chinese)', Construction Economy, 314 58-61 (2008)
2008 Zhao X, Wang Y, Ke Y, Wang S, 'Investment Strategies of Private Enterprises in Developing Infrastructure Projects (in Chinese)', Construction Economy, 309 58-61 (2008)
2008 Ke Y, Wang S, 'Application of EPC Model in International Construction Market (in Chinese)', International Project Contracting and Labor Services, 291 6-7 (2008)
2008 Wang S, Ke Y, 'Application and Experience of BOT/PPP in China (in Chinese)', Invest Beijing, 208 82-83 (2008)
2008 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan AP-C, 'Revelation of the Channel Tunnel's failure to risk allocation in Public-Private Partnership projects (in Chinese)', Tumu Gongcheng Xuebao/China Civil Engineering Journal, 41 97-102 (2008) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 5
2008 Ke Y, Liu X, Wang S, 'Equitable Financial Evaluation Method for Public-Private Partnership Projects', Tsinghua Science and Technology, 13 702-707 (2008) [C2]

The feasibility study of a public-private partnership (PPP) project is regarded as one of the critical factors for successful implementation, but unfortunately the common financia... [more]

The feasibility study of a public-private partnership (PPP) project is regarded as one of the critical factors for successful implementation, but unfortunately the common financial evaluation methods currently used only represent the benefits of the private sector. There is, therefore, an urgent need to develop an equitable financial evaluation method for PPP projects. This paper presents a comprehensive literature review that examines international practices. An equitable financial evaluation method was then developed taking into account the inherent characteristics of PPP projects using six separate indicators and Monte Carlo simulations. The result for a bridge project in Romania shows that the method combines the viewpoints of all the relevant stakeholders to achieve an equitable financial evaluation of PPP projects. © 2008 Tsinghua University Press.

DOI 10.1016/S1007-0214(08)70111-1
Citations Scopus - 5
2007 Ke Y, Wang S, Yao C, 'Research on the Monopolization of Infrastructure Concessionary Projects (in Chinese)', Commercial Research, 361 17-19 (2007)
2006 Ke Y, Wang SQ, 'Risk Management Framework Using a Linguistic Variable-based Belief Network for Construction Projects', Chinese Journal of Management Science, 14 211-215 (2006)
2006 Ke Y, Wang S, 'Configuration of Internet-Based Bidding System (in Chinese)', Construction Economy, 153-156 (2006)
2006 Wang S, Ke Y, Teng T, 'Risk Management of International Construction Joint Venture (in Chinese)', International Project Contracting and Labor Services, 267 4-7 (2006)
2005 Wang S, Ke Y, Li Z, Liu X, Liu S, 'Discussion on PPP at the first International Project Finance Workshop (in Chinese)', International Project Contracting and Labor Services, 251 54-57 (2005)
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Conference (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Ke Y, Gajendran T, Davis PR, 'Relational contracting in the construction industry: Mapping practice to theory', AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015 (2015)

There has been an increasing interest in the concept of relational contracting (RC) in the construction industry. The performance of RC approaches in construction projects, especi... [more]

There has been an increasing interest in the concept of relational contracting (RC) in the construction industry. The performance of RC approaches in construction projects, especially in highly complex and/or time-constrained infrastructure construction projects, is not very satisfying, although there have been sporadic improvements. Hence, this paper aims to map the practices of three main RC contractual arrangements (i.e. project partnering, alliance contracting, and integrated project delivery) to Relational Contract Theory (RCT). The comparative analysis of these three RC contractual arrangements is undertaken to illustrate how different arrangements are weighted in different key elements derived from RCT. Following this study researchers can proceed to investigate situational variables that will make a particular RC approach most suitable. Industrial practitioners can use the findings as a description of the concept and a starting point to facilitate the RC practices at the procurement phase of a RC project.

DOI 10.1061/9780784479070.016
Co-authors Peter Davis, Thayaparan Gajendran
2015 Xia B, Zuo J, Wu P, Ke Y, 'Sustainable Construction Trends in Journal Papers', The 19th International Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing (2015)
2014 Ke Y, Hao W, Wang Y, 'A feasibility study of the implementation of relational contracting in China's public projects (in Chinese)', Retrospect and Prospects of the Engineering Management in China: Selected Papers Enginnering Management Froum 2014, Beijing (2014) [E1]
2014 Jin X, Zuo J, Xia B, Ke Y, 'A theoretical framework for reducing tendering costs in the procurement of infrastructure projects', Proceedings of ICEC 2014 - IX World Congress: Re-Engineering Total Cost Management, Milan (2014) [E1]
2014 Jefferies M, Rowlinson S, Kumaraswamy M, Ke Y, 'Using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the Procurement of Public Hospitals', Construction in a Changing World, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Marcus Jefferies
2014 Jefferies M, Rowlinson S, Kumaraswamy M, Ke Y, 'Using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the Procurement of Public Hospitals', Construction in a Changing World, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2014)
Co-authors Marcus Jefferies
2014 Wu M, Tang WC, Ke YJ, Luo CM, 'An environmental study on the collapse of a tenement building in HK', Advanced Materials Research (2014) [E1]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injurie... [more]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injuries. Not only did this raise people's concerns to investigate the reasons the collapse of the tenement building, it also raised their awareness on old tenement buildings as well as protecting them from collapsing. In view of this, this paper investigates on condensation and how it might shorten the service life of that old tenement building. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.838-841.2208
Co-authors Patrick Tang, Caimao Luo
2014 Wu M, Tang WC, Ke YJ, Luo CM, 'An environmental study on the collapse of a tenement building in HK', Advanced Materials Research (2014) [E1]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injurie... [more]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injuries. Not only did this raise people's concerns to investigate the reasons the collapse of the tenement building, it also raised their awareness on old tenement buildings as well as protecting them from collapsing. In view of this, this paper investigates on condensation and how it might shorten the service life of that old tenement building. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.838-841.2208
Co-authors Patrick Tang, Caimao Luo
2013 Ke Y, Ling FYY, Wang S, 'Effects of Relationships on Public Project Delivery Process in China: A Case Study', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, Auckland, NZ (2013) [E1]
2013 Ke Y, Ling FYY, Wang SQ, Zou PXW, Kumaraswamy MM, Ning Y, 'Relationships among Contracting Parties and Their Effects on Outcomes of Public Construction Projects in China', Proceedings of 2013 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference, State College, USA (2013)
2012 Ke Y, Ling FYY, Zou PXW, Wang SQ, Kumaraswamy MM, 'Positive and Negative Factors Influencing the Implementation of Relational Contracting in Public Construction Projects in Australia', Proceedings of Management of Construction: Research to Practice, Montreal, Canada (2012) [E1]
2011 Ke Y, Ling FYY, Kumaraswamy MM, Wang SQ, Zou PXW, Ning Y, 'Are relational contracting principles applicable to public construction projects?', COBRA 2011 - Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference, Salford, United Kingdom (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2011 Ling FYY, Chua MH, Ke Y, 'Diversity management: managing migrant construction workers on construction sites in Singapore', Proceedings of Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2011) [E1]
2010 Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Wen Y, Ke Y, 'A Comparative Analysis of Critical Risk Factors for China's PPP Projects', TG72- Special Track, 18th CIB World Building Congress, The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom (2010) [E1]
2009 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Public-Private Partnerships in China's Infrastructure Development: Lessons Learnt' (2009) [E2]
2009 Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Privileges and Attractions for Private Sector Involvement in PPP Projects - A Comparison between China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region' (2009) [E3]
2009 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Allocation and Management of PPP Infrastructure Projects (in Chinese)', The 8th China - International Construction Project Management Summit Meeting, Jinan, China (2009) [E2]
2008 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Li Z, 'Changes of Political Risks in China's PPP Projects (in Chinese)', The 6th National Civil Engineering Forum for Graduate Students, Tsinghua University (2008) [E3]
2008 Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Measures that Enhance the Achievement of Value-for-Money in PPP projects', Building Abroad: Procurement of Construction and Reconstruction Projects in the International Context, Montreal, Canada (2008) [E1]
2008 Wang S, Ke Y, 'Risk Management of Infrastructure Projects in China with Case Study of the National Stadium' (2008) [E2]
2007 Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Developing a Quantitative Risk Allocation Mechanism for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects in the PRC: a Research Framework (in Chinese)', 2007 International Conference on Concession Public/Infrastructural Projects, Dalian, China (2007)
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Ling FYY, Teo A, Ke Y, Ning Y, 'Boosting Public Construction Project Outcomes through Relational Transactions' (2013)

Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Ke Y, Equitable Risk Allocation for Public-Private Partnership Projects in China (in Chinese), Tsinghua University (2010) [T3]
2005 Ke Y, Comparative Analysis of Financial Evaluation Methods in PPP/BOT Projects (in Chinese), Tsinghua University (2005)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 8
Total funding $199,695

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20152 grants / $126,095

Developing a pricing, optimization and adjustment model for waste disposal fee of PPP waste-to-energy projects$124,895

Funding body: National Natural Science Foundation of China

Funding body National Natural Science Foundation of China
Project Team
Scheme General Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

2015 Architecture Engineering Institute Conference, Milwaukee USA, 24-27 March 2015$1,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Yongjian Ke
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500253
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20144 grants / $66,200

Investment of Social Capital in PPP Urban Rail Transportation Projects in China$43,200

Funding body: Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., LTD, China

Funding body Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., LTD, China
Project Team
Scheme Non-competitive
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Investigating the psychological contract in construction procurement in order to develop a conceptual model. $15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Professor Peter Davis, Doctor Marcus Jefferies, Doctor Yongjian Ke
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400971
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Contextualising the Relationship Behaviour in the Competitive and Non-Competitive Alliances in Australia$5,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment

Funding body The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Project Team
Scheme Construction Management Discipline Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Relational Contracting in the Construction Industry: Mapping Practice to Theory$3,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment

Funding body The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Project Team
Scheme CIBER – School of Architecture and Built Environment Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $7,400

Governing Public Construction Projects Through Relational Contracting Principles$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Yongjian Ke
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301179
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Effects of relationships on public project delivery process in china: a case study$2,400

Funding body: The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment

Funding body The University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Project Team
Scheme CIBER – School of Architecture and Built Environment Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 PhD Land premium in process of urbanization
Building Construction Managmnt, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Yongjian Ke

Position

Lecturer
Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Construction Management (Building)

Contact Details

Email yongjian.ke@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5544
Mobile 0414934835
Fax (02) 4921 6913

Office

Room AG15
Building Architecture Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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