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Shaping future construction-related business management: A review of 77 concepts



OtsikkoInternational Research Conference 2017: Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment - Conference Proceedings
ToimittajatLes Ruddock, Hanneke Van-Dijk, Charlotte Houghton
JulkaisupaikkaSalford, UK
KustantajaUniversity of Salford
ISBN (elektroninen)9781912337040
TilaJulkaistu - 15 lokakuuta 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Research Conference -
Kesto: 25 lokakuuta 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational Research Conference
Ajanjakso25/10/17 → …


The aim of this paper is to shape the validity of construction-related business
management (BM) concepts and the effectiveness of BM practices within firms competing in construction markets. This shaping is based on the outcomes of the 17-year reviewing process, i.e., 77 construction-related BM concepts published during the years 1990-2016, primarily via 15 journals related to management in construction. Consequently, it is suggested that researchers
shape future studies on highly valid BM concepts and highly effective BM practices, reject one-way applications of generic BM knowledge to construction-related contexts, take a proper distance from the eight schools of thought on generic BM, collaborate with business managers, and innovate construction-related, high-validity BM concepts. In turn, business managers could
shape insights in contextual differences in construction markets, alertness to find means for dealing with deep uncertainty, such as using experts, own judgement, wisdom from crowds, and foresights to co-produce contextual BM knowledge together with key researchers. Thus, this pioneering review serves as a response to Leiringer and Dainty’s (2017) editorial and the launching of a new section of state-of-the-art reviews of research on management in construction
where published knowledge about sub-fields, one of them being construction-related BM, is analyzed and new perspectives are provided through syntheses.

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