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Conference Paper: Addressing Issues across Organisational Boundaries in Construction Projects

TitleAddressing Issues across Organisational Boundaries in Construction Projects
Authors
KeywordsBoundary Management
Boundary Objects
Boundary Spanning
Complexity
Engineering Construction Projects
Issue Date2011
PublisherUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Citation
The 2011 Quantity Surveying International Convention, Penang, Malaysia, 11-12 October 2011. How to Cite?
AbstractThe extensive and increasing specialisation in all sectors of the construction industry has prompted much criticism due to the common absence of sufficient coordination and collaboration of the separate organisations culminating in accusations that such fragmentation leads to poor performance.This paper focuses on the managerial issues which emerge due to the diversity of individual organisations which must be assembled to execute engineering construction projects. Managing any organisational interface is notoriously problematic and has prompted the generation oftheories concerning management of boundaries – including boundary spanning and boundary objects. This paper examines the theory, research perspectives and findings to date and relates them to the management of engineering construction projects. It is concluded that recognition of performance interdependence amongst project participants is an essential underpinning of cooperationand development and use of appropriate boundary management through boundary spanning and boundary objects can foster interaction and coordination even with participants‟ retention of their individual goals.
DescriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187316

 

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dc.contributor.authorLiu, AMMen_US
dc.contributor.authorFellows, Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-20T12:36:45Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-20T12:36:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2011 Quantity Surveying International Convention, Penang, Malaysia, 11-12 October 2011.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187316-
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.-
dc.description.abstractThe extensive and increasing specialisation in all sectors of the construction industry has prompted much criticism due to the common absence of sufficient coordination and collaboration of the separate organisations culminating in accusations that such fragmentation leads to poor performance.This paper focuses on the managerial issues which emerge due to the diversity of individual organisations which must be assembled to execute engineering construction projects. Managing any organisational interface is notoriously problematic and has prompted the generation oftheories concerning management of boundaries – including boundary spanning and boundary objects. This paper examines the theory, research perspectives and findings to date and relates them to the management of engineering construction projects. It is concluded that recognition of performance interdependence amongst project participants is an essential underpinning of cooperationand development and use of appropriate boundary management through boundary spanning and boundary objects can foster interaction and coordination even with participants‟ retention of their individual goals.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia.-
dc.relation.ispartofQuantity Surveying International Convention-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectBoundary Management-
dc.subjectBoundary Objects-
dc.subjectBoundary Spanning-
dc.subjectComplexity-
dc.subjectEngineering Construction Projects-
dc.titleAddressing Issues across Organisational Boundaries in Construction Projectsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLiu, AMM: ammliu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLiu, AMM=rp01432en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros218101en_US
dc.publisher.placeMalaysia-

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