Identify the capacity and contexts of blockchain technology development in project management and construction

Document Type : Review article


1 Ph.D. Student. Department of Project Management and Construction, Art Faculty, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran – Iran

2 Assistant Prof, Department of Project Management and Construction, Art Faculty, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran – Iran


At this stage in history when the world is getting smaller every day due to globalization, it is important to achieve an acceptable degree of trust and confidence in every field; And blockchain may be the link that puts the world on this path. Since there is no central authority governing the blockchain mechanism; The decentralized nature of the blockchain can make it a viable platform for project management. Blockchain implementation eliminates any bureaucratic project management and allows a single, unalterable, controllable, and encrypted single source to be jointly accessible and extensible throughout the project life cycle. This approach is the key to achieving an integrated information system and one of the important reasons why blockchain can be used as an ideal platform for project management and construction. What capabilities blockchain technology has for use in project management has not yet been seriously studied, and changing the management of construction projects through blockchain is now only a hypothesis. In this research, its aim to identify the capacity and contexts of blockchain technology development in project management and construction by using a Scoping review and systematic literature review, and providing a Pattern coding, and make suggestions related to the areas of development and improvement. This technology should be presented in this field.The results showed that in all areas of project management and construction, there are applications related to blockchain technology, which confirms the gradual understanding of the importance and positive effect of this technology on improving the performance of project management and construction. According to the results of the main contributions of blockchain studies were focused on "project and programm management", and two fields of human resources and behavioral and research areas in project management and schools of thought with a share of less than 2% of existing studies were neglected.


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  • Receive Date: 14 April 2021
  • Revise Date: 25 July 2021
  • Accept Date: 02 August 2021
  • First Publish Date: 10 August 2021