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Abimbola Windapo   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Abimbola Windapo published an article in April 2019.
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James Olabode Bamidele Rotimi

34 shared publications

Auckland University of Technology

Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi

7 shared publications

University of Cape Town

Umeokafor Nnedinma

6 shared publications

Department of Built Environment, University of Greenwich, London, UK

L. O. Oyewobi

5 shared publications

Department of Quantity Surveying, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Gcinulwazi Qamata

2 shared publications

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Key quality attributes of design documentation: South African perspective Emmanuel Akampurira, Abimbola Windapo Published: 01 April 2019
Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, doi: 10.1108/jedt-08-2018-0137
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Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Challenges to and opportunities for establishing a qualitative approach to Built Environment research in higher educatio... Nnedinma Umeokafor, Abimbola Windapo Published: 17 August 2018
Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, doi: 10.1108/jedt-06-2017-0057
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Entrepreneurial Factors Affecting the Sustainable Growth and Success of a South African Construction Company Abimbola Windapo Published: 21 April 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10041276
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The study examines a case of how the South African construction industry nurtured an entrepreneur and a large successful entrepreneurial construction company, even though the founder had no formal education and the company was founded during the Apartheid era. The question of whether entrepreneurs are born or are made is based on the age-old question of nurture or nature. The paper presents the narratives of the successful entrepreneur Mr. Sam Lubbe and the business strategy he used in growing a sustainable business. The information presented is collected through a case study research approach. The data collected suggests that although Sam does not have any formal education, he succeeded based on the nurturing given to him when he had the opportunity to work for a large South African construction company, his innate characteristics of self-confidence, taskÔÇôresult orientation, and originality, as well as his planning for the future and the use of a unique business model which helped him access international construction work opportunities. The study of this particular individual and his unique company is significant because it further validates previous research undertaken in other contexts and sectors on the traits of entrepreneurs and the success of companies.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Risk-based entry decision into African construction markets: a proposed integrated model Sunday Julius Odediran, Abimbola Oluwakemi Windapo Published: 05 February 2018
Built Environment Project and Asset Management, doi: 10.1108/bepam-05-2016-0021
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Factors influencing the quality of design documentation on South African civil engineering projects E Akampurira, A Windapo Published: 01 January 2018
Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, doi: 10.17159/2309-8775/2018/v60n3a4
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PREPRINT 0 Reads 0 Citations Determinants of the Sustainability and Growth of Construction Contractors Abimbola Windapo Published: 31 July 2017
SOCIAL SCIENCES, doi: 10.20944/preprints201707.0091.v1
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The focus of research has mainly been on the life cycle approach to project development, while limited attention has been given to the ageing construction companies that make all these activities/processes happen. This paper examines the organisational factors determining the sustainability and growth of building and civil engineering contractors in South Africa. The paper explores whether there are specific organisational factors that aid the sustainable development and growth of contractors in the South African construction industry. The paper analyses data gathered from face-to-face interviews conducted with four established and twelve upgraded and successful building and civil engineering contractors listed on the Construction Industry Development Board’s (cidb) Register of Contractors. The aim of the study is to identify the organisational factors critical for sustainable contractor development and growth in South Africa. The study found that organizational factors responsible for the sustainable development and growth of construction contractors include the size of the founding team members, management capabilities, strategic decisions made by founders/leaders and the ability of the company to constantly evolve, adapt and respond effectively to threats/challenges whenever they surface, amongst other findings. Capacity to generalise the results of the study to the large cidb registered contractor group is limited by the smallness of the sample size. Future research should make use of a larger sample size to obtain more general findings. The results of the study imply that the founding team size, experience, entrepreneurial and managerial capabilities, capacities and organisational structures that enable the efficient response of companies to external and internal challenges are key components of the definable arrangements that will support the sustainability and growth of construction organisations. The paper is of value to government departments and agencies such as the cidb and contracting firms in the construction industry.