Doctor Robert Osei-Kyei

Doctor Robert Osei-Kyei

Academic Course Advisor, Construction Management Undergraduate,
Construction Management

Academic Course Advisor, Construction Management Undergraduate,
Construction Management

Lecturer In Construction Management,
Construction Management

Biography

Dr. Osei-Kyei joined Western Sydney University (WSU) as a Lecturer of Project Management in May 2018. Before joining WSU, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Academic Tutor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Dr. Osei-Kyei obtained his PhD in Construction Project Management, specializing in Public-Private Partnerships from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2017. He has a BSc degree (First Class) in Construction Technology and Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. 

Dr. Osei-Kyei has been conducting research on Public-Private Partnership for many years in Africa, China and Hong Kong. He has successfully published many of his research findings in top-tier journals in the built environment, these include International Journal of Project Management (IJPM), Project Management Journal, ASCE's Journal of Management in Engineering and Cities. In 2017, his research paper, "Review of studies on the Critical Success Factors for Public–Private Partnership (PPP) projects from 1990 to 2013"  published in IJPM (IF 5.0) was recognized by the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) as the highly cited paper in the area of Economics and Business and since 2015, the paper still remains the most cited paper in IJPM. Some key outcomes of Robert's research has been incorporated into the Government of Ghana guidelines for PPP practice, World Bank PPP guidelines for developing countries and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Practice Note. Currently, Robert is supervising 8 PhD students. The PhD projects focus on research themes including PPP, Construction Safety and Smart Construction. 

Dr. Osei-Kyei is currently a Guest Editor for Special Issues on Public-Private Partnership and Learning and Teaching for International Journal of Construction Management (A CIB encouraged Journal, indexed in ESCI (Clarivate Analytics)). Robert is also an International External Assessor for Poland's National Science Centre (Ministry of Science and Higher Education) projects. He has served as an External Examiner for Postgraduate Thesis for University of South Australia and IDS, Tanzania. He is also an active reviewer for many top-tier journals in the built environment. Robert is a recipient of the prestigious Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors’ Best PhD Thesis Award 2017 and the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2014/15.

Robert's research citations and impact can be viewed from his Google Scholar webpage: https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=SuJueLoAAAAJ&hl=en. His research publications can be followed on his Research Gate webpage: 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Osei_Kyei_Robert

This information has been contributed by Doctor Osei-Kyei.

Professional Memberships

  • Hong Kong Institution of Science (2017)
  • Ghana Institute of Construction (2014)
  • CIB Public-Private Partnership Task Group (2019)
  • Australian Institute of Building (2019 - 2024)

Awards

  • Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Best PhD Thesis Award 2017-12-18
  • Best Paper Award, 15th Academic Conference for Post-Graduate students in Hong Kong 2016-07-21
  • Best Presenter Award, 15th Academic Conference for Post-Graduate students in Hong Kong 2016-07-21
  • SCEM Publication Award 2019 -Early Career Researcher Category 2019-03-01
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017 - International Journal of Project Management 2017-03-01
  • Western Sydney University, Early Career Research Fellowship Grant/Award 2020 2019-10-21

Interests

  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Sustainability
  • Project Finance
  • Smart Construction

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Management

Committees

  • Academic Staff Representative - WSU Academic Senate
  • Member- School Academic Committee
  • Member - School Academic Executive Committee
  • Staff Advisor - WSU CIB Student Chapter
  • Member - External Advisory Committee- Construction Management

Contact

Email: R.Osei-Kyei@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 4621
Mobile:
Location: ED.G.147
Parramatta

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 301188 Advanced Contract Management
  • 301226 Residential Building

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300706 Building 1, 2019
  • 301188 Advanced Contract Management, 2019
  • 301193 Strategic Project Management, 2018
  • 301193 Strategic Project Management, 2019

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A. and Trinh, M. (2019), 'Retirement village development for the elderly : applying the concept of public-private partnership', Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer 9783319209272.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A. and Dansoh, A. (2017), 'Public-private partnership in Ghana', Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer 9783319209272.

Journal Articles

  • Adabre, M., Chan, A., Darko, A., Osei-Kyei, R. and Abidoye, R. (2020), 'Critical barriers to sustainability attainment in affordable housing : international construction professionals' perspective', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 253 .
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Wuni, I., Xia, B. and Trinh Minh, T. (2020), '[In Press] Research trend on retirement village development for the elderly : a scientometric analysis', Journal of Aging and Environment, .
  • Owusu, E., Chan, A., Ameyaw, E. and Osei-Kyei, R. (2020), 'Evaluating the effectiveness of strategies for extirpating corrupt practices in infrastructure project procurement', Journal of Infrastructure Systems, vol 26, no 2 .
  • Nnaji, C., Gambatese, J., Karakhan, A. and Osei-Kyei, R. (2020), 'Development and application of safety technology adoption decision-making tool', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol 146, no 4 .
  • Dansoh, A., Frimpong, S., Ampratwum, G., Oppong, G. and Osei-Kyei, R. (2020), '[In Press] Exploring the role of traditional authorities in managing the public as stakeholders on PPP projects : a case study', International Journal of Construction Management, .
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A., Yu, Y., Chen, C. and Dansoh, A. (2019), 'Root causes of conflict and conflict resolution mechanisms in public-private partnerships : comparative study between Ghana and China', Cities, vol 87 , pp 185 - 195.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A., Yao, Y. and Mazher, K. (2019), 'Conflict prevention measures for public-private partnerships in developing countries', Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, vol 24, no 1 , pp 39 - 57.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2019), 'Model for predicting the success of public-private partnership infrastructure projects in developing countries : a case of Ghana', Architectural Engineering and Design Management, vol 15, no 3 , pp 213 - 232.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A., Yu, Y., Chen, C., Ke, Y. and Tijani, B. (2019), 'Social responsibility initiatives for public-private partnership projects : a comparative study between China and Ghana', Sustainability, vol 11, no 5 .
  • Owusu, E., Chan, A., DeGraft, O., Ameyaw, E. and Osei-Kyei, R. (2019), 'Contemporary review of anti-corruption measures in construction project management', Project Management Journal, vol 50, no 1 , pp 40 - 56.
  • Wuni, I., Shen, G. and Osei-Kyei, R. (2019), 'Scientometric review of global research trends on green buildings in construction journals from 1992 to 2018', Energy and Buildings, vol 190 , pp 69 - 85.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A. and Dansoh, A. (2019), '[In Press] Project selection index for unsolicited public-private partnership proposals', International Journal of Construction Management, .
  • Chen, C., Yu, Y., Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, P. and Xu, J. (2019), 'Developing a project sustainability index for sustainable development in transnational public-private partnership projects', Sustainable Development, vol 27, no 6 , pp 1034 - 1048.
  • Mazher, K., Chan, A., Zahoor, H., Ameyaw, E., Edwards, D. and Osei-Kyei, R. (2019), 'Modelling capability-based risk allocation in PPPs using fuzzy integral approach', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol 46, no 9 , pp 777 - 788.
  • Chan, A., Osei-Kyei, R., Hu, Y. and Yun, L. (2018), 'A fuzzy model for assessing the risk exposure of procuring infrastructure mega-projects through public-private partnership : the case of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge', Frontiers of Engineering Management, vol 5, no 1 , pp 64 - 77.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2018), 'Public sector's perspective on implementing public - private partnership (PPP) policy in Ghana and Hong Kong', Journal of Facilities Management, vol 16, no 2 , pp 175 - 196.
  • Yu, Y., Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A., Chen, C. and Martek, I. (2018), 'Review of social responsibility factors for sustainable development in public-private partnerships', Sustainable Development, vol 26, no 6 , pp 515 - 524.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2018), 'Evaluating the project success index of public-private partnership projects in Hong Kong : the case of the Cross Harbour Tunnel', Construction Innovation, vol 18, no 3 , pp 371 - 391.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A., Dansoh, A., Ofori-Kuragu, J. and Owusu, E. (2018), 'Motivations for adopting unsolicited proposals for public-private partnership project implementation : a survey of international experts', Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, vol 23, no 2 , pp 221 - 238.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2018), 'Stakeholders' perspectives on the success criteria for public-private partnership projects', International Journal of Strategic Property Management, vol 22, no 2 , pp 131 - 142.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A., Dansoh, A., Ofori-Kuragu, J. and Oppong, G. (2018), 'Strategies for effective management of unsolicited public-private partnership proposals', Journal of Management in Engineering, vol 34, no 3 .
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2018), 'Comparative study of governments' reasons/motivations for adopting public-private partnership policy in developing and developed economies/countries', International Journal of Strategic Property Management, vol 22, no 5 , pp 403 - 414.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2018), 'A best practice framework for public-private partnership implementation for construction projects in developing countries : a case of Ghana', Benchmarking, vol 25, no 8 , pp 2806 - 2827.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2017), 'Comparative analysis of the success criteria for public-private partnership projects in Ghana and Hong Kong', Project Management Journal, vol 48, no 4 , pp 80 - 92.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2017), 'Developing a project success index for public-private partnership projects in developing countries', Journal of Infrastructure Systems, vol 23, no 4 .
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2017), 'Perceptions of stakeholders on the critical success factors for operational management of public-private partnership projects', Facilities, vol 35, no 1-2 , pp 21 - 38.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A. and Ameyaw, E. (2017), 'A fuzzy synthetic evaluation analysis of operational management critical success factors for public-private partnership infrastructure projects', Benchmarking, vol 24, no 7 , pp 2092 - 2112.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2017), 'Factors attracting private sector investments in public-private partnerships in developing countries : a survey of international experts', Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, vol 22, no 1 , pp 92 - 111.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2017), 'Empirical comparison of critical success factors for public-private partnerships in developing and developed countries : a case of Ghana and Hong Kong', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol 24, no 6 , pp 1222 - 1245.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2017), 'Implementing public-private partnership (PPP) policy for public construction projects in Ghana : critical success factors and policy implications', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 17, no 2 , pp 113 - 123.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A., Javed, A. and Ameyaw, E. (2017), 'Critical success criteria for public-private partnership projects : international experts' opinion', International Journal of Strategic Property Management, vol 21, no 1 , pp 87 - 100.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2017), 'Risk assessment in public-private partnership infrastructure projects : empirical comparison between Ghana and Hong Kong', Construction Innovation, vol 17, no 2 , pp 204 - 223.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2017), 'Implementation constraints in public-private partnership : empirical comparison between developing and developed economies/countries', Journal of Facilities Management, vol 15, no 1 , pp 90 - 106.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2016), 'Developing transport infrastructure in sub-saharan Africa through public-private partnerships : policy practice and implications', Transport Reviews, vol 36, no 2 , pp 170 - 186.
  • Osei-Kyei, R. and Chan, A. (2015), 'Review of studies on the critical success factors for public-private partnership (PPP) projects from 1990 to 2013', International Journal of Project Management, vol 33, no 6 , pp 1335 - 1346.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Dansoh, A. and Ofori-Kuragu, J. (2014), 'Reasons for adopting public-private partnership (PPP) for construction projects in Ghana', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 14, no 4 , pp 227 - 238.

Conference Papers

  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A., Perera, S., Danso, A. and Jin, X. (2019), 'Comparing the private sector partners' perspectives on procuring public-private partnership infrastructure projects in Ghana and Hong Kong', CIB Congress, Hong Kong, China.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A., De-Graft, O., Atafo, A. and Ameyaw, E. (2019), 'Public-private partnership for affordable housing delivery in Ghana : experience of the Ghana National Housing Project and policy implications', Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Conference , Noosa, Qld..
  • Das, P., Perera, S., Senaratne, S. and Osei-Kyei, R. (2019), 'Smart modern construction business : the transforming business models in industry 4.0', International Conference on Innovation, Technology, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Amwaj Islands, Bahrain.
  • Das, P., Perera, S., Senaratne, S. and Osei-Kyei, R. (2019), 'Smart modern construction : a proof of concept by using expert opinions', CIB Congress, Hong Kong, China.
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A. and Jin, X. (2018), 'Factor analysis of the causes of conflict in public-private partnership infrastructure projects in Ghana', International Conference on Construction Project Management and Construction Engineering, Sydney, N.S.W..

Other Publications

  • 2019, 'BIM Execution Framework for Early-stage Estimating in PPP Projects', Report

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: A framework for building capacity of built environment consultants to practice environmental sustainability at the design stage of projects
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Developing a Standard Toolkit for Evaluating Safety Culture of Construction Projects in Pakistan
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Sustainable public procurement, innovation performance and firms? diversification strategies.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Analysis of Innovative Financing Options for Public-Private Partnership Projects in Ghana
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Sustainable Project Management Practices for Green Construction in Ghana
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: A Collaborative Building Information Modelling Practice Through Integrated Project Delivery in Achieving Project Success
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Mental Health in SMEs Construction Organizations in Australia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Framework for integrating 5D building information modelling and artificial intelligence with allied technologies for cost management
Field of Research:

Media

Title: Best PhD Thesis Award
Description: Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Best PhD Thesis Award
Title: Public-Private Partnership in Ghana
Description: One District One Factory: How feasible is it through the Public Private Partnership concept?

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