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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).

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 822 citations and an h-index of 15 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). 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).

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.

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 undergraduate courses Facilities Management (ARBE4303) and Infrastructure Development (ARBE3305), and graduate course Project Closure (ARBE6407).

Administrative Expertise
I have been a reviewer for many international journals such as Construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Project Management, ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management. I am 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.

Collaborations
Tsinghua University, China The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Western Sydney, Australia Central Queensland University, Australia Queensland University of Technology, Australia The University of Western Australia, 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 (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120201Building Construction Management and Project Planning80
120299Building not elsewhere classified20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
25/06/2015 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Membership - Scientific Committee for the 2015 International Conference on Building ResilienceScientific Committee for the 2015 International Conference on Building Resilience
Australia
1/01/2014 - Editorial Board - International Journal on Civil Engineering and Urban PlanningInternational Journal on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning
Australia
1/01/2012 - Editorial Board - Journal of Natural Resources and DevelopmentJournal of Natural Resources and Development
Australia
1/07/2010 - 1/05/2013Research FellowNational University of Singapore
Department of Building
Singapore
1/07/2010 - 1/05/2013Research FellowNational University of Singapore
Department of Building
Singapore
1/01/2010 - Editorial Board - International Journal of Information Technology Project ManagementInternational Journal of Information Technology Project Management
Australia
1/03/2007 - 1/06/2008Research AssistantThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Building and Real Estate
Hong Kong
1/03/2007 - 1/06/2008Research AssistantThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Building and Real Estate
Hong Kong

Awards

Honours

YearAward
2010Outstanding PhD Graduate
Tsinghua University

Research Award

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

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


Book (2 outputs)

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

Chapter (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Ke Y, Wang S, 'Public-private partnership in China', Public-Private Partnership: An International Handbook, Taylor and Francis, UK 0-0 (2015)
2014Ke Y, 'Project Financing', Construction Management Research Fronts and Trends, China City Press, Beijing, China 48-68 (2014) [B2]
2012Wang 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]
2011Ke 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)
2009Wang 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Chan 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)
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000214Author URL
2015Ke 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)
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000273Author URL
2015Chan 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)
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000214
2015Hao 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)
2014Ke 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]
DOI10.5592/otmcj.2014.3.10
Co-authorsMarcus Jefferies
2014Ling 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.04.008
CitationsScopus - 2
2014Ling 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]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000781
CitationsScopus - 2
2014Ke 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. 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.

DOI10.1080/15623599.2014.899127
2013Sheng 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)
2013Ling 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]
DOI10.1016/j.autcon.2013.08.006Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2013Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Misallocation in Public-Private Partnership Projects in China', International Public Management Journal, 16 438-460 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1080/10967494.2013.825508Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013Ke 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)
DOI10.1108/13664381311305050
2012Cheung 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/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.

DOI10.1108/02632771211273132
CitationsScopus - 4
2012Sheng 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]
2012Ke 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]
DOI10.3846/13923730.2012.723380Author URL
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2011Ke 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]
DOI10.1108/17506141111163372Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2011Chan 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]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000049Author URL
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 17
2011Ke 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 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.

DOI10.1108/09699981111165176
CitationsScopus - 7
2010Ke 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]
DOI10.1016/j.ijproman.2009.08.007Author URL
CitationsScopus - 54Web of Science - 36
2010Chan 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]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000152Author URL
CitationsScopus - 46Web of Science - 28
2010Chan 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]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0742-597X(2010)26:1(30)Author URL
CitationsScopus - 26Web of Science - 18
2010Xu 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]
DOI10.1016/j.autcon.2010.06.006Author URL
CitationsScopus - 37Web of Science - 27
2010Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Allocation in Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects: Comparative Study', JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 16 343-351 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000030Author URL
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 17
2009Qi 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)
2009Wang S, Ke Y, 'Reasons and Revelation of Taiwan High Speed Rail's Failure (in Chinese)', Jumbo Newsletter, 10-11 (2009) [O1]
2009Ke Y, Wang S, 'Application of risk management in China's PPP projects (in Chinese)', Jumbo Newsletter, 18-21 (2009) [O1]
2009Ke Y, Wang S, Teng T, 'Risk Management of International Joint Venture (in Chinese)', Overseas Investment and Export Credit, 30 36-39 (2009)
2009Ke 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)
2009Huang 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)
2009Chan 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]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000088Author URL
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 13
2009Ke 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]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2009)135:10(1076)Author URL
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 18
2009Ke 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]
CitationsScopus - 1
2009Ke 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]
DOI10.1108/13664380910977600
2008Ke Y, Zhao X, Wang Y, Wang S, 'SWOT Analysis of Private Enterprises in Developing Infrastructure Projects (in Chinese)', Commercial Research, 380 7-10 (2008)
2008Chan 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]
2008Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Allocation in Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects (in Chinese)', Construction Economy, 306 31-35 (2008)
2008Wang Y, Ke Y, Wang S, 'Changes and Trends of Political Risks in China's PPP Projects (in Chinese)', Construction Economy, 314 58-61 (2008)
2008Zhao X, Wang Y, Ke Y, Wang S, 'Investment Strategies of Private Enterprises in Developing Infrastructure Projects (in Chinese)', Construction Economy, 309 58-61 (2008)
2008Ke Y, Wang S, 'Application of EPC Model in International Construction Market (in Chinese)', International Project Contracting and Labor Services, 291 6-7 (2008)
2008Wang S, Ke Y, 'Application and Experience of BOT/PPP in China (in Chinese)', Invest Beijing, 208 82-83 (2008)
2008Ke 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]
CitationsScopus - 5
2008Ke 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 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.

DOI10.1016/S1007-0214(08)70111-1
CitationsScopus - 5
2007Ke Y, Wang S, Yao C, 'Research on the Monopolization of Infrastructure Concessionary Projects (in Chinese)', Commercial Research, 361 17-19 (2007)
2006Ke 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)
2006Ke Y, Wang S, 'Configuration of Internet-Based Bidding System (in Chinese)', Construction Economy, 153-156 (2006)
2006Wang S, Ke Y, Teng T, 'Risk Management of International Construction Joint Venture (in Chinese)', International Project Contracting and Labor Services, 267 4-7 (2006)
2005Wang 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Ke 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, 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.

DOI10.1061/9780784479070.016
Co-authorsPeter Davis, Thayaparan Gajendran
2015Xia 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)
2014Ke 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]
2014Jin 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]
2014Jefferies 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-authorsMarcus Jefferies
2014Jefferies 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-authorsMarcus Jefferies
2014Wu 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 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.

DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.838-841.2208
Co-authorsPatrick Tang, Caimao Luo
2014Wu 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 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.

DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.838-841.2208
Co-authorsPatrick Tang, Caimao Luo
2013Ke 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]
2013Ke 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)
2012Ke 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]
2011Ke 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]
CitationsScopus - 2
2011Ling 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]
2010Chan 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]
2009Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Public-Private Partnerships in China's Infrastructure Development: Lessons Learnt' (2009) [E2]
2009Chan 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]
2009Ke 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]
2008Ke 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]
2008Chan 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]
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2008Wang S, Ke Y, 'Risk Management of Infrastructure Projects in China with Case Study of the National Stadium' (2008) [E2]
2007Ke 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)

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

Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Ke Y, Equitable Risk Allocation for Public-Private Partnership Projects in China (in Chinese), Tsinghua University (2010) [T3]
2005Ke 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 grants8
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

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Funding body: National Natural Science Foundation of China

Funding bodyNational Natural Science Foundation of China
Project Team
SchemeGeneral Project Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2018
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Yongjian Ke
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500253
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20144 grants / $66,200

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

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

Funding bodyBeijing Infrastructure Investment Co., LTD, China
Project Team
SchemeNon-competitive
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamProfessor Peter Davis, Doctor Marcus Jefferies, Doctor Yongjian Ke
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400971
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyThe University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Project Team
SchemeConstruction Management Discipline Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyThe University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Project Team
SchemeCIBER – School of Architecture and Built Environment Travel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20132 grants / $7,400

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Yongjian Ke
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301179
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyThe University of Newcastle - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Project Team
SchemeCIBER – School of Architecture and Built Environment Travel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011Land 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

Emailyongjian.ke@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5544
Mobile0414934835
Fax(02) 4921 6913

Office

RoomAG15
BuildingArchitecture Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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