Uncertainty of eventual outcomes coupled with a reluctance to embark upon potentially long learning curves, have militated against much‐needed holistic innovations in our instant‐results‐oriented construction industry. While sporadic initiatives towards new organizational and/or contractual arrangements have enabled incremental improvements in some scenarios, the increasing demand for step gains in construction industry performance levels evidently envisages a more solid launching pad with re‐engineered paradigmatic foundations. Initial investigations suggest that the foregoing desired goals may be achieved together. Finally, a conceptual model that coherently synergises these strategies for institutional and industry development is presented and discussed.
Kumaraswamy, M., Love, P.E.D., Dulaimi, M. and Rahman, M. (2004), "Integrating procurement and operational innovations for construction industry development", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 11 No. 5, pp. 323-334. https://doi.org/10.1108/09699980410558511
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