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Developing a more empirical approach to culture, attitude and motivation in construction management research: a critique and a proposal

Rooke, JA 1997, 'Developing a more empirical approach to culture, attitude and motivation in construction management research: a critique and a proposal' , Journal of Construction Procurement, 3 (2) .

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    Abstract

    This paper addresses the problem of achieving adequate empirical accounts of culture, motivation and attitudes in construction management research. The usual association of adequacy with objectivity, causality and quantification is criticised and it is suggested that the concept of Verstehen provides an alternative guide to study. Within this conception, explanations are not primarily casual in form, but concerned with the investigation and explication of meaning. Criteria developed within the discipline of ethno methodology (EM) and founded in the logic of Verstehen are offered as alternative standards of rigorous analysis. These consist in a requirement to remain faithful to the empirical phenomenon under study to eschew speculation and ad hoc abstraction.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture, motivation, research methods, paradigms, ethno methodology
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Construction Procurement
    Publisher: International Procurement Research Group
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2009 15:56
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:01
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2581

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