The impact of collaborative working on construction project performance

Wu, Shuwei, Steel, Glenn, Greenwood, David and Udeaja, Chika (2008) The impact of collaborative working on construction project performance. In: Proceedings of the BuHu 8th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2008. CTU Publishing House, Prague. ISBN 978-8001040935

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Abstract

In UK construction, relationships between clients and contractors have been characterized by adversarial attitudes, but there is recent evidence of a change to more collaborative forms. It is argued that this will generate more successful projects, but there is only limited research to confirm this. Based on this gap, the research will examine the relation between collaborative working and project performance through building a research model which associates the attributes of collaborative working and key performance indicators. A taxonomy of collaborative working will be created through cluster analysis based on measuring attributes such as trust and commitment. Through this, clients and contractors could identify their current situation and develop or maintain high levels of collaborative working, which may further improve project performance.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2010 10:41
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11

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