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Dr Yongjian Ke is an Associate Professor of Project Management in the School of Built Environment at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. Prior to joining UTS in September 2016, he worked as a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle from June 2013 to August 2016 and a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore from July 2010 to May 2013. He has a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering and a B.Eng. in Project Management from Tsinghua University in China. He currently serves as a Department Editor for the Project Management Journal and is a Guest Professor at Chang’an University in China.

Work

Dr Yongjian Ke's research spans a wide range of problems in delivering infrastructure projects, focusing on risk allocation and management, contracting behaviours, social acceptance, and social sustainability. He is particularly interested in investigating Public-Private partnership (PPP) and its implementation in the infrastructure sector. His work has recently focused on using social media in project management and applying the concept of Social License to Operate in infrastructure projects to improve community engagement.

As of March 2022, Dr Ke has published 124 papers, which have generated 5321 citations with an h-index of 30 and an i10-index of 51. His enviable publication and citation track record demonstrates his productivity and leadership in conducting advanced research relevant to construction project management. Several of his papers were ranked in the most cited papers in first-tier journals, such as ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

In the field of PPPs, he was the top 7th influential author according to “Comprehensive Metrological and Content Analysis of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Research Field: a New Bibliometric Journey” published in 2020; 2nd most cited author according to “A Holistic Review of Public-Private Partnership Literature Published between 2008 and 2018” published in 2019; and 4th most productive author according to “A Review of Emerging Trends in Global PPP Research: Analysis and Visualization” published in 2016. Several publications are the most cited papers in the field.

Please refer to the full CV for a complete list of his publications.

News

Effects of Spatial Distance on Public Perception

The spatial distance from potentially harmful facilities plays a vital role in shaping their perceptions. Two waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration plants in China’s Zhejiang province are used as case studies to understand peoples’ perceptions in this recent paper published in the journal of Waste Management.

Special Issue in the Buildings Journal

The Special Issue of the Buildings journal entitled “Tradition and Innovation in Construction Project Management” is now open for submission. It is important to examine both tradition and innovation in construction project management so that the latest research studies and practices can be identified and harnessed — this is essential if we are to benefit from the potential of digital technologies and continue on the path towards sustainability.

Social Sustainability in Hospital PPP Projects

The purpose of this paper, published in the journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, is to present evidence to the heated debate “whether Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model should be introduced into the hospitals” and, if so, how to promote the social sustainability of such PPP projects.

Problems in China's Aged Care

The purpose of this paper, published in the International Journal of Health Planning and Management, is to identify the issues that limited the supply of home and community-based Long-Term-Care (LTC) for the elderly, offer essential insights into the sustainable development of China's LTC.

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