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Blismas, N G, Sher, W and Thorpe, A (1998) National and global multi-site projects. In: Hughes, W (Ed.), Proceedings 14th Annual ARCOM Conference, 9-11 September 1998, Reading, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 458–64.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: global; multi-site; strategy; success factors
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0 9534161 0 0
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar1998-458-464_Blismas_Sher_and_Thorpe.pdf
  • Abstract:
    National and Global multiple site projects are emerging as variants which differ in certain aspects to those of traditional construction projects. Traditional single-site construction projects have been well researched. However, projects which typically involve numerous similar or identical structures being constructed nationally or globally, as a single project, on a fast-track roll-out programme have not been investigated in any significant depth. Examples of such projects include the mass construction of a retail network, the corporate re-imaging of newly acquired businesses or the upgrading of similar retail outlets on a national or global scale. The continued expansion of markets, for all forms of organizations, will necessitate the mass development of new facilities and renovation of existing. As these situations arise, progressive organizations will seek to exploit market opportunities by rapidly expanding their network of outlets to displace their competition. This has major implications for organizations tendering and undertaking these projects for ‘global’ clients. This research is seeking to identify strategic success factors, at top managerial level, of organizations and alliances undertaking these projects. In addition, it will seek to distinguish the practices that most effectively attain these factors. Various methodologies for researching these features are discussed.