Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction

ISSN: 1366-4387

Article publication date: 8 November 2011



Akintoye, A. and Birnie, J. (2011), "Editorial", Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Vol. 16 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/jfmpc.2011.37616caa.001



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Article Type: Editorial From: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Volume 16, Issue 3

This issue of the journal, is another special issue to mark the 15 years of publication of the journal. Unlike the usual special issues, however, this issue has no specific theme or topic with regards to the subject matter of the papers. The editors have invited Peadar Davis from the University of Ulster and Gerard Wood from the University of Salford to be Guest Editors of this edition. This recognises the founding of the journal by the University of Ulster in 1996 and the encouragement to do so by the University of Salford. Both of these institutions recognised the need to encourage greater cooperation in the research subjects of property and construction.

Whilst there are many academic journals which specialise in either of these, this journal continues to believe that both academic disciplines can benefit by greater understanding between their respective disciplines. In an age of increasing specialisation this has not been an easy path to follow and so this issue it is hoped will encourage future prospective researchers to consider publishing their research in this journal.

All construction projects benefit from good financial management of the project, and subsequently the completed building requires the financial management input from the property owner, developer or investment institution. Research papers which incorporate any of these activities are within the domain of this journal. These papers may range from those describing joint research carried out with property and construction academics to those describing research in either property or construction. The content, research methodology and linkages to other academic disciplines less familiar to those in the built environment can also have creative benefits for future research.

The editors wish to thank the Guest Editors for all their work in bringing this special issue to publication.

Akintola Akintoye, Jim Birnie

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