Leadership in construction partnering projects : research methodological perspective

Thurairajah, N, Haigh, RP and Amaratunga, RDG 2006, Leadership in construction partnering projects : research methodological perspective , in: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, April 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Netherlands,.

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a growing interest in the use of partnering in construction. Central to any successful partnering arrangement is the change in cultural and behavioural characteristics towards mutual trust and understanding. According to Schein, cultural and behavioural characteristics can be shaped and reflected by proper leadership. This research probes leadership as the response to address complex relationships of behaviour and culture in large scale partnering projects. This involves understanding, interpreting, explaining and mapping complex human behaviour. Therefore it is very important to comprehend and implement a suitable research methodology to carefully extract appropriate information. This paper justifies the social constructionism stance and case study approach for the leadership study as the response to address complex relationships challenges of behaviour and culture in construction partnering projects. For this purpose, the nested approach is used, highlighting the main facets of the arguments to justify the selection of appropriate research philosophy and research approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: CI Malalgoda
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 15:15
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 23:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9883

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