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Integrating procurement and operational innovations for construction industry development

Mohan Kumaraswamy (Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, People's Republic of China)
Peter E.D. Love (Professor at the School of Management Information Systems, Edith Cowan University, Churchlands, Perth, Australia)
Mohammed Dulaimi (Senior Lecturer at School of Construction Economics, Management and Engineering, University of the West of England, Frenchay, Bristol, UK)
Motiar Rahman (Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, People's Republic of China)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

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.

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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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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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