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The main objective of this research is to propose and present the Open Government Implementation Model (OGIM), which is a stage model that prescribes and guides government agencies on their journey to open government. The OGIM defines four implementation stages and describes the focuses, deliverables, benefits, challenges, best practices, and metrics for(More)
(2013). Macroeconomic labour productivity and its impact on firm's profitability. ABSTRACT The construction industry is one of the largest sectors in the U.S. economy, yet little is known about the key macroeconomic parameters that affect its industry's structure and performance. The main objectives of this research are 1) to analyze the macroeconomic(More)
One groundbreaking way of expediting any construction is to offer contractors a monetary incentive. To be effective, the incentive amount should be larger than the contractor's additional cost (CAC) for expediting construction time. Yet, estimating the CAC poses a major challenge because contractors are reluctant to disclose their profit information. This(More)
The purpose of this paper is to define the process used to develop a parametric estimating model and to explain the use of the model as it allows a non subject matter expert to predict the cost of deployment of a technology-driven project with improved accuracy.The overall objective is to define criteria for organizations to use as a rule of thumb(More)
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