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Value in construction: an international study

Lee, A and Barrett, PS 2006, 'Value in construction: an international study' , International Journal of Construction Management, 6 (2) , pp. 81-95.

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Abstract

The concept of value is now entrenched in construction. The multiple meanings of the word ‘value’ in English – ranging all the way from value as an ethical stance, to value as in monetary amounts – aptly allows many diverse interests and concerns to be encompassed within the overarching theme. This paper discloses if the construction industry delivers value for its stakeholders through the results of an international survey questionnaire. In doing so, it lists the barriers and enablers for gaining value in construction which in turn forms a research agenda to bring about an improved and valued industry. The survey was administered in 5 countries (Australia, Canada, Singapore and USA than the UK) and across 4 stakeholder groups: organisations directly within the industry, such as contractors and architects, and also those who are usually considered as indirectly involved, such as clients/ end-users and manufacturers/ suppliers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: value, construction industry, stakeholder, survey questionnaire
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
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: International Journal of Construction Management
Publisher: The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 15623599
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2008 14:15
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/634

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