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Building and property management framework for state schools in New Zealand

An Thi Hoai Le (School of Built Environment, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand and School of Construction Economics and Management, National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi, VietNam)
Niluka Domingo (School of Built Environment, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand)
Eziaku Onyeizu Rasheed (School of Built Environment, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand)
Kenneth Sungho Park (School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK)

Facilities

ISSN: 0263-2772

Article publication date: 27 March 2020

Issue publication date: 16 February 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to develop an integrated and comprehensive framework for building and property management (BAPM) for state schools in New Zealand. The results are expected to clarify the complicated process and provide a guide for school boards to manage their property effectively and efficiently. It also seeks to explore the relationship between the key stakeholders and how this impacts the BAPM.

Design/methodology/approach

In addition, to review literature, qualitative data were obtained through semi-structured interviews with 16 top managers in state schools. The data analysis results were used to develop the framework using the integration definition for process modelling.

Findings

The findings contribute to understanding the processes in the BAPM in state schools of school board members by adding input, output, control and mechanism elements in each activity of the processes. The systematic models with main activities and people involved are presented as a guide for school boards in state schools in New Zealand. Challenges and issues in the processes are also identified to draw further study for both school boards and the Ministry of Education.

Research limitations/implications

The research was conducted with the participation of stakeholders who are sampled from top managers in state schools in New Zealand. A larger scale of participants from other schools may generalise the findings further.

Practical implications

The research findings are based on the needs and requirements of the stakeholders to understand, implement and control the BAPM for their schools and aid them to achieve the best value for money spending on the management.

Originality/value

The paper highlights the complexity of the BAPM in schools, presents the roles and responsibilities of the school stakeholders and proposes a systematic framework to assist the school managers in this management process.

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Citation

Le, A.T.H., Domingo, N., Rasheed, E.O. and Park, K.S. (2021), "Building and property management framework for state schools in New Zealand", Facilities, Vol. 39 No. 3/4, pp. 172-195. https://doi.org/10.1108/F-11-2019-0126

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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