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The NEC and the culture of the industry: some early findings regarding possible sources of resistance to change

Rooke, JA and Seymour, D 1995, 'The NEC and the culture of the industry: some early findings regarding possible sources of resistance to change' , Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2 (4) , pp. 287-305.

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    Abstract

    This paper describes some current research into the impact of the New Engineering Contract (NEC) on the culture of the industry. The intention is to explain the purpose of this research, describe the methodology used and report on some early findings. In the early sections, the authors outline the thinking behind the research and some of the difficulties involved and briefly consider the limitations of a conventional approach and compare it with an outline of the authors' own. They then look at the analysis of data, with reference to some findings of this and a previous study. In doing so, the authors focus on some cultural patterns which may be resistant to the changes the NEC is intended to promote and they go on to discuss some of the ways in which culture is transmitted between individuals, since, if the NEC is to be successful, it will involve changes in these patterns. In the final section, the authors discuss some implications for the future of the NEC.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Change, Construction industry, Culture, Methodology, New Engineering Contract, Occupations
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management > ND66 Work groups. Team work in industry
    Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
    Built and Human Environment
    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: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
    Publisher: Emerald
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0969-9988
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2009 16:04
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:01
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2582

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