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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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)
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: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
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 09:48
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 09:21
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