Drivers of productivity among construction workers: A study in a developing country

Kazaz A., Ulubeyli S.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.42, no.5, pp.2132-2140, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2006.04.020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2132-2140
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


This paper reports on a study of factors affecting productivity among members of the construction workforce in Turkey. A survey of 82 construction firms in Turkey is undertaken using a questionnaire of 54 questions directed to managers, engineers, architects, and other technical staff. Using the results of the survey, economic and socio-psychological factors that affect labour performance are evaluated and discussed in detail. The results show that monetary factors remain pre-eminent in influencing productivity, but that socio-psychological factors appear to be of increasing importance in this developing economy. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.