Although dispute in construction industry has been widely discussed in literature worldwide, few studies have examined the specific nature of the relationship between disputes and cultural factors. This paper presents a study of the influence of cultural factors on disputes in public construction. An exhaustive review of literature is undertaken to identify the effects of organisational culture and leadership in avoiding or minimizing disputes in construction organisations. A proposal is presented for further research based on data collected from governmental agencies and contractors in order to introduce a framework to deal with cultural issues affecting disputes.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings W113 - Special Track 18th CIB World Building Congress May 2010 Salford, United Kingdom|
|Subtitle of host publication||CIB W113 - Law and Dispute Resolution|
|Editors||Peter Barrett, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh, Kaushai Keraminiyage, Chaminda Pathirage|
|Place of Publication||Salford|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||CIB World Building Congress 2010: Building a Better World - University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 10 May 2010 → 13 May 2010
|Conference||CIB World Building Congress 2010|
|Period||10/05/10 → 13/05/10|
- construction industry
- cultural factors
- organisational culture
- construction projects
Alkhamali, K., Motawa, I., & Ogunlana, S. O. (2010). Cultural factors influencing disputes in public construction. In P. Barrett, D. Amaratunga, R. Haigh, K. Keraminiyage, & C. Pathirage (Eds.), Proceedings W113 - Special Track 18th CIB World Building Congress May 2010 Salford, United Kingdom: CIB W113 - Law and Dispute Resolution (Vol. 345, pp. 475-488). (CIB Publication; Vol. 345)..