Construction partnering: moving towards the rationalisation for a dominant paradigm

Lee Crompton, Jack Steven Goulding, Farzad Pour Rahimian

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This paper critically reviews seminal literature on 'traditional' and non-market partnering exchanges, in order to identify core congruent issues, drivers and agents of change. It draws out a number of key themes to better understand why the construction industry has remained relatively unchanged; even though successive reports have tried to rectify the industry's challenges. Acknowledging that there is no one clear definition, strategy or template for the effective implementation of partnering, findings from extant literature highlight eight dominant drivers deemed integral to augmenting project performance and profitability. So, whilst the construction industry invariably conducts its business with a smaller ratio of strategic partnerships than commonly believed, and accepting buyer dominance has predominantly remained, it is advocated that there is an exigent need to disentangle the project partnering initiative through some form of deterministic model. The case for this is presented through a relationship schema that maps the fabric, reliance and drivers for partnering success.
LanguageEnglish
Pages57-78
Number of pages22
JournalALAM CIPTA, International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Construction industry
Industry
Profitability

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • supply chain
  • relationships
  • dominant drivers

Cite this

@article{8489bd87e4114dbd9b61a8a9001d3658,
title = "Construction partnering: moving towards the rationalisation for a dominant paradigm",
abstract = "This paper critically reviews seminal literature on 'traditional' and non-market partnering exchanges, in order to identify core congruent issues, drivers and agents of change. It draws out a number of key themes to better understand why the construction industry has remained relatively unchanged; even though successive reports have tried to rectify the industry's challenges. Acknowledging that there is no one clear definition, strategy or template for the effective implementation of partnering, findings from extant literature highlight eight dominant drivers deemed integral to augmenting project performance and profitability. So, whilst the construction industry invariably conducts its business with a smaller ratio of strategic partnerships than commonly believed, and accepting buyer dominance has predominantly remained, it is advocated that there is an exigent need to disentangle the project partnering initiative through some form of deterministic model. The case for this is presented through a relationship schema that maps the fabric, reliance and drivers for partnering success.",
keywords = "collaboration, supply chain, relationships, dominant drivers",
author = "Lee Crompton and Goulding, {Jack Steven} and Rahimian, {Farzad Pour}",
year = "2014",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
pages = "57--78",
journal = "ALAM CIPTA, International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice",
issn = "1823-7231",
number = "1",

}

Construction partnering : moving towards the rationalisation for a dominant paradigm. / Crompton, Lee; Goulding, Jack Steven; Rahimian, Farzad Pour.

In: ALAM CIPTA, International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014, p. 57-78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Construction partnering

T2 - ALAM CIPTA, International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice

AU - Crompton, Lee

AU - Goulding, Jack Steven

AU - Rahimian, Farzad Pour

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - This paper critically reviews seminal literature on 'traditional' and non-market partnering exchanges, in order to identify core congruent issues, drivers and agents of change. It draws out a number of key themes to better understand why the construction industry has remained relatively unchanged; even though successive reports have tried to rectify the industry's challenges. Acknowledging that there is no one clear definition, strategy or template for the effective implementation of partnering, findings from extant literature highlight eight dominant drivers deemed integral to augmenting project performance and profitability. So, whilst the construction industry invariably conducts its business with a smaller ratio of strategic partnerships than commonly believed, and accepting buyer dominance has predominantly remained, it is advocated that there is an exigent need to disentangle the project partnering initiative through some form of deterministic model. The case for this is presented through a relationship schema that maps the fabric, reliance and drivers for partnering success.

AB - This paper critically reviews seminal literature on 'traditional' and non-market partnering exchanges, in order to identify core congruent issues, drivers and agents of change. It draws out a number of key themes to better understand why the construction industry has remained relatively unchanged; even though successive reports have tried to rectify the industry's challenges. Acknowledging that there is no one clear definition, strategy or template for the effective implementation of partnering, findings from extant literature highlight eight dominant drivers deemed integral to augmenting project performance and profitability. So, whilst the construction industry invariably conducts its business with a smaller ratio of strategic partnerships than commonly believed, and accepting buyer dominance has predominantly remained, it is advocated that there is an exigent need to disentangle the project partnering initiative through some form of deterministic model. The case for this is presented through a relationship schema that maps the fabric, reliance and drivers for partnering success.

KW - collaboration

KW - supply chain

KW - relationships

KW - dominant drivers

UR - http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/10776/

M3 - Article

VL - 7

SP - 57

EP - 78

JO - ALAM CIPTA, International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice

JF - ALAM CIPTA, International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice

SN - 1823-7231

IS - 1

ER -