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Article: Building a relational contracting culture and integrated teams

TitleBuilding a relational contracting culture and integrated teams
Authors
KeywordsConstruction
Culture
Integration
Relational contracting
Singapore
Team-building
Issue Date2007
PublisherNRC Research Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/rp/rp2_desc_e?cjce
Citation
Canadian Journal Of Civil Engineering, 2007, v. 34 n. 1, p. 75-88 How to Cite?
AbstractTargeting integration in construction, this study compares the suitability of various factors and strategies to provide suitable contractual and noncontractual incentives for building a relational contracting (RC) culture and fostering effective teamwork. Results from statistical analyses of 96 questionnaire responses from Singapore contractors, consultants, and clients are presented. Despite obvious differences in perceptions among different groups of respondents on the relative usefulness of individual factors, it was observed that trust should broadly be at the core of RC and team-building. Although some factors appear to be more important than others, the overall results indicate that Singaporean industry participants prefer to target integration in construction through (i) trust-based contractual and operational arrangements and (ii) extended use of relational qualities in team selection for postcontract partnering-type RC arrangements between clients and contractors. The results also suggest the need for an interrelated and consolidated approach, both for propagating RC and for building integrated project teams. Like many other countries, the results indicate the readiness of Singaporean industry participants to incorporate RC and team-building techniques in a move towards improved performance and value for money. The results may be applicable to other countries or contracting regimes, especially where the practice of RC is at an early stage. Outcomes of this study are expected to benefit both industry practitioners and researchers in exploring, designing, and implementing suitable contractual and noncontractual incentives. © 2007 NRC Canada.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57241
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.586
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.386
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dc.contributor.authorKumaraswamy, MMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLing, FYYen_HK
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCanadian Journal Of Civil Engineering, 2007, v. 34 n. 1, p. 75-88en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0315-1468en_HK
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dc.description.abstractTargeting integration in construction, this study compares the suitability of various factors and strategies to provide suitable contractual and noncontractual incentives for building a relational contracting (RC) culture and fostering effective teamwork. Results from statistical analyses of 96 questionnaire responses from Singapore contractors, consultants, and clients are presented. Despite obvious differences in perceptions among different groups of respondents on the relative usefulness of individual factors, it was observed that trust should broadly be at the core of RC and team-building. Although some factors appear to be more important than others, the overall results indicate that Singaporean industry participants prefer to target integration in construction through (i) trust-based contractual and operational arrangements and (ii) extended use of relational qualities in team selection for postcontract partnering-type RC arrangements between clients and contractors. The results also suggest the need for an interrelated and consolidated approach, both for propagating RC and for building integrated project teams. Like many other countries, the results indicate the readiness of Singaporean industry participants to incorporate RC and team-building techniques in a move towards improved performance and value for money. The results may be applicable to other countries or contracting regimes, especially where the practice of RC is at an early stage. Outcomes of this study are expected to benefit both industry practitioners and researchers in exploring, designing, and implementing suitable contractual and noncontractual incentives. © 2007 NRC Canada.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNRC Research Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/rp/rp2_desc_e?cjceen_HK
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dc.rightsCanadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Copyright © N R C Research Press.en_HK
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dc.rightsPublisher PDF may be archived 6 months after publicationen_HK
dc.subjectConstructionen_HK
dc.subjectCultureen_HK
dc.subjectIntegrationen_HK
dc.subjectRelational contractingen_HK
dc.subjectSingaporeen_HK
dc.subjectTeam-buildingen_HK
dc.titleBuilding a relational contracting culture and integrated teamsen_HK
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