Congratulations! Dr Kingsford Owusu, a Research Assistant Professor and a PhD graduate of BRE, is very pleased to receive the HKIS Dissertation/Thesis Awards for Postgraduate Students in July 2020. The Awards are based on merits in research as well as the applicability of the research output to the Surveying profession.
Dr Owusu’s study examined the issue of corruption in infrastructure project procurement in developed and developing economies. It examined the various forms of corrupt practices and their associated causal factors, procurement irregularities, anti-corruption measures (ACMs), and the barriers that hamper the efficacy of the extant ACMs. This research deployed a diverse range of methodological tools and techniques to answer the questions raised and address the study's aim and objectives. They include but are not limited to descriptive statistics, fuzzy synthetic evaluation, social network analysis, and system dynamics. The models and framework developed in this study constitute an overarching ACM dynamic framework to predict and extirpate corruption in public infrastructure procurement.
Dr Owusu said, “I am more than grateful to receive this award on behalf of the Department of BRE. This achievement would not have been possible without the stupendous supervision of my supervisor, Prof. Albert Chan. I would like to dedicate this award to him and everyone in the BRE Department. I hope to continue with the hard work to win more awards for the Department.”