October  2015, 11(4): 1301-1319. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2015.11.1301

The interaction between BIM's promotion and interest game under information asymmetry

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No.1239, Siping Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, 200092, China, China

Received  January 2014 Revised  September 2014 Published  March 2015

The application of Building Information Modeling can break the barrier between project owner and contractor. However, its application may cause an interest conflict between them. The conflict is focusing on the scramble for potential benefits brought by information asymmetry, and it may hinder the application of BIM in reverse. Focusing on information asymmetry, this research analyzed the interaction between BIM's promotion and project owner, contractor's interest game by combining Asymmetric Information theory and game theory. Based on the description of the interest conflict process, this research built a modified Principal-Agent model. By numerical analysis, it is proved that through BIM's effect of reducing information asymmetry in project, BIM's negative impact on contractor’s profit may let contractor refuse BIM's contract which will finally lead to the failure of BIM's promotion. Then, this research simulated the interest conflict by using the modified PA model. Through comparative analysis on the results, this research suggested: 1) project owners should choose BIM at proper stage but not the most advanced one, 2) contractor's effort cannot be ignored when promoting BIM, 3) variety of policies should be made in order to deal with specific problems when promoting BIM at different stages.
Citation: Jide Sun, Lili Wang. The interaction between BIM's promotion and interest game under information asymmetry. Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 2015, 11 (4) : 1301-1319. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2015.11.1301
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P. Xiang, J. Zhou, X. Y. Zhou and K. H. Ye, Construction project risk management based on the view of asymmetric information, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138 (2012), 1303-1311. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000548.

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References:
[1]

O. Al-Sobiei, D. Arditi and G. Polat, Managing owner's risk of contractor default, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131 (2005), 973-978.

[2]

R. Bergmann and G. Friedl, Controlling innovative projects with moral hazard and asymmetric information, Research Policy, 37 (2008), 1504-1514. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2008.05.004.

[3]

S. Bilal, Building information modeling framework: A research and delivery foundation for industry stakeholders, Automation in Construction, 18 (2009), 357-375.

[4]

R. Caers, C. D. Bois, M. Jegers, S. D. Gieter, C. Schepers and R. Pepermans, Principal-agent relationships on the stewardship -agency axis, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 17 (2006), 25-47. doi: 10.1002/nml.129.

[5]

C. Chang, Principal-agent model of risk allocation in construction contracts and its critique, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140 (2014), 04013032. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000779.

[6]

T. S. Clark, A principal-agent theory of en banc review, The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 25 (2009), 55-79. doi: 10.1093/jleo/ewn008.

[7]

C. Eastman, P. Teicholz and R. Sacks, BIM handbook, $2^{nd}$ edition, John Wiley & Sons,Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2010.

[8]

F. Firoozi, D. R. Hollas, R. C. Rutherford and T. A. Thomson, Property assessments and information asymmetry in residential real estate, The Journal of Real Estate Research, 3 (2006), 275-291.

[9]

B. Hardin, BIM and Construction Management, John Wiley & Sons,Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2009.

[10]

Q. H. He, L. L. Qian, Y. F. Duan and Y. K. Li, Current situation and barriers of BIM implementation, Journal of Engineering Management, 1 (2012), 12-16.

[11]

C. J. Henrik, Understanding adoption and use of bim as the creation of actor networks, Automation in Construction, 1 (2010), 66-72.

[12]

M. C. Jensen and W. H. Meckling, Theory of the firm: Managerial behavior, agency cost and ownership structure, Journal of Financial Economics, 3 (1976), 305-360. doi: 10.1016/0304-405X(76)90026-X.

[13]

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[14]

A. Kianercy and A. Galstyan, Dynamics of Boltzmann Q learning in two-player two-action games, Physical Review E, 85 (2012), 041145. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.041145.

[15]

J. Liang and S. Q. Cai, Quantificational study on information asymmetry based on information cognition, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, (2006), 405-410. doi: 10.1109/INDIN.2006.275834.

[16]

C. M. Macal and M. J. North, Tutorial on agent-based modelling and simulation, Journal of Simulation, 4 (2010), 151-162. doi: 10.1109/WSC.2005.1574234.

[17]

R. Müller and J. R. Turner, The impact of principal-agent relationship and contract type on communication between project owner and manager, International Journal of Project Management, 23 (2005), 398-403. doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2005.03.001.

[18]

J. Y. Pan and Y. Y. Zhao, Research on Barriers of BIM application in china's building industry, Journal of Engineering Management, 1 (2011), 6-11.

[19]

M. C. Pontes, Agency theory: A framework for analyzing physician services, Health Care Management Review, 20 (1995), 57-67. doi: 10.1097/00004010-199523000-00010.

[20]

A. Porwala and K. N. Hewage, Building information modeling (BIM) partnering framework for public construction projects, Automation in Construction, 31 (2013), 204-214. doi: 10.1016/j.autcon.2012.12.004.

[21]

S. Rizal, Changing roles of the clients, architects and contractors through BIM, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2 (2011), 176-187.

[22]

M. Schieg, Strategies for avoiding asymmetric information in construction project management, Journal of Business Economics and Management, 9 (2008), 47-51. doi: 10.3846/1611-1699.2008.9.47-51.

[23]

R. Seunjiun, A. Zeeshan and P. Feniosky, An object-based 3D walk-through model for interior construction progress monitoring, Automation in Construction, 20 (2011), 66-75.

[24]

C. Sundaramurthy and M. Lewis, Control and collaboration: Paradoxes of governance, Academy of Management Review, 28 (2003), 397-415. doi: 10.2307/30040729.

[25]

C. Tomo, Review and outlook for a 'building information model' (BIM): A Multi-standpoint framework for technological development, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 25 (2011), 224-244.

[26]

R. C. West, A factor-analytic approach to bank condition, Journal of Banking & Finance, 9 (1985), 253-266. doi: 10.1016/0378-4266(85)90021-4.

[27]

J. Worsham and J. Gatrell, Multiple principals, multiple signals: A signaling approach to principal-agent relations, The Policy Studies Journal, 33 (2005), 363-376. doi: 10.1111/j.1541-0072.2005.00120.x.

[28]

W. Wu, R. A. Raja and J. Y. Pan, The status of BIM application in china's AEC industry, Journal of Building Information Modeling, (2010), 35-37.

[29]

P. Xiang, J. Zhou, X. Y. Zhou and K. H. Ye, Construction project risk management based on the view of asymmetric information, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138 (2012), 1303-1311. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000548.

[30]

J. X. Zhang, Study on barriers of implementing bim in engineering design industry in china, Journal of Engineering Management, 4 (2010), 387-392.

[31]

Z. Y. Zhang, On moral hazard of construction project visual organization, Procedia Engineering, 12 (2011), 156-162. doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.05.025.

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