In recent years culture has become one of the most studied topics in construction management research. Some studies have investigated the influence of culture at different levels such as national culture, industry culture, organizational culture and professional culture. Few studies however, have focused on culture at the project level and its influence on construction project management practice. Project culture is raised as a general concept in some academic papers and industry reports. These studies indicate that project culture is very important for the processing of construction projects however they do not provide a clear definition of project culture. In addition, there is no model that specifically examines the project culture of each construction project. This paper reviews the literature about cultural studies in a construction projects context, especially the culture at project level and concludes by suggesting a modified version of one current and generally used organizational culture model.
Project culture, Construction projects, Organizational culture