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A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR PROJECT’S TEMPORARY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATIONS

Blay-Armah, Augustine (2014) A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR PROJECT’S TEMPORARY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATIONS. Masters thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Abstract

The importance of effective temporary multi-disciplinary organisational teams has been a central aim of management research in the construction industry for over 50 years. This study contributes to what is known about the formation of a construction project organisation by exploring more in-depth how buying organisations collaborative procurement strategies interact with a range of trade contractors and by identifying the factors that affect contractors’ selection of strategy from supply chain organisations during project development.
The research methodology adopted a combined approach to data collection and analysis, and used a theoretical framework adapted from transaction economics and resource-based theory to identify and explicate factors influencing contractor's selection of collaborative integrative strategy. The research method for data collection in the dominant quantitative second stage used a postal survey of 107 professionals working for contracting organisations in the United Kingdom in February 2013. The resultant data set was analysed using descriptive statistics. A multi variable general linear model and principal component analysis defined the parameters of the conceptual framework.
The findings of this research suggested that buying organisations vary their procurement strategies to reflect supplying firms’ asset specificities, resources provided and uncertainty associated project under consideration.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: asset specificity, collaborative supply chain, subcontractor
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Built Environment
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 13:48
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 13:48
Supervisors: Ross, Andy
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4348

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