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Conference Paper: Relational pluralism in project settings: towards a research agenda

TitleRelational pluralism in project settings: towards a research agenda
Authors
KeywordsIdentity
Project settings
Relational pluralism
Social capital
Social identity theory
Social network theory
Issue Date2012
Citation
The CIB Joint International Conference on Management of Construction: Research to Practice (MCrP), Montreal, Canada, 26-29 June 2012, In Conference Proceedings, 2012, v. 2, p. 1152-1163 How to Cite?
AbstractConstruction projects are characteristically complex undertakings whose successful realization requires the engagement of a myriad of individuals, teams and organisations. Projects therefore provide a platform for the emergence of multiplex (i.e. entities having more than one type of relationship), heterogeneous (i.e. entities connected to others from different backgrounds) and overlapping (i.e. entities belonging to clusters or spanning boundaries) relationships. This notion of the existence of relational pluralism in projects has implications for project constituents and project delivery. For individuals, it is how to grapple with multiple and conflicting identities in achieving outcomes. For teams, it is how to grapple with multiple types of inter-team relations and still maintain harmony to achieve goals, and for organisations, it is how to deal with the multiplicity of relationships among individuals and teams and still achieve goal congruence. This paper draws on social identity theory, social network theory and social capital, and their complementarity to explicitly examine the presence of multiplex, heterogeneous and overlapping relationships in projects and explain how relational pluralism can be exploited to facilitate effective project delivery. We further highlight the research avenues relational pluralism presents in project settings and examine the methodological implications of such research agendas.
DescriptionConference Theme: Research to Practice
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153295

 

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dc.contributor.authorTuuli, MMen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoh, TYen_US
dc.contributor.authorPhua, FTTen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T10:05:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-16T10:05:13Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe CIB Joint International Conference on Management of Construction: Research to Practice (MCrP), Montreal, Canada, 26-29 June 2012, In Conference Proceedings, 2012, v. 2, p. 1152-1163en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153295-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Research to Practice-
dc.description.abstractConstruction projects are characteristically complex undertakings whose successful realization requires the engagement of a myriad of individuals, teams and organisations. Projects therefore provide a platform for the emergence of multiplex (i.e. entities having more than one type of relationship), heterogeneous (i.e. entities connected to others from different backgrounds) and overlapping (i.e. entities belonging to clusters or spanning boundaries) relationships. This notion of the existence of relational pluralism in projects has implications for project constituents and project delivery. For individuals, it is how to grapple with multiple and conflicting identities in achieving outcomes. For teams, it is how to grapple with multiple types of inter-team relations and still maintain harmony to achieve goals, and for organisations, it is how to deal with the multiplicity of relationships among individuals and teams and still achieve goal congruence. This paper draws on social identity theory, social network theory and social capital, and their complementarity to explicitly examine the presence of multiplex, heterogeneous and overlapping relationships in projects and explain how relational pluralism can be exploited to facilitate effective project delivery. We further highlight the research avenues relational pluralism presents in project settings and examine the methodological implications of such research agendas.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Joint CIB International Symposium of W055, W065, W089, W118, TG76, TG78, TG81 and TG84en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectIdentity-
dc.subjectProject settings-
dc.subjectRelational pluralism-
dc.subjectSocial capital-
dc.subjectSocial identity theory-
dc.subjectSocial network theory-
dc.titleRelational pluralism in project settings: towards a research agendaen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailKoh, TY: ho599013@hkusua.hku.hken_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros201770en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros211022-
dc.identifier.volume2-
dc.identifier.spage1152-
dc.identifier.epage1163-

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