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Contracts and production

Koskela, LJ, Howell, G and Lichtig, W 2006, Contracts and production , in: CIB W92 Symposium on Sustainability and Value through Construction Procurement, 29 November - 2 December 2006, Digital World Centre, Salford Quays.

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    Abstract

    It is argued that a change in the prevailing theory of production is also influencing how contracts, especially in construction, are being conceived. It is contended that the theoretical shift in question, both in production and contracting, concerns the metaphysical presuppositions of respective theories. This claim is further justified through a critical analysis of how risks and collaboration between parties are considered in conventional contracting.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Contract, production, theory, risk
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations 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: Proceedings of CIB W92 Symposium on Sustainability and Value through Construction Procurement
    Publisher: The University of Salford
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: LJ Koskela
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 10:48
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:19
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    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9376

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