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Al-Sudairi, A A and Al-Motairi, M S (2010) Multi objective land use allocation model using priority-based goal programming technique. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 61.

Anagnostopoulos, K P and Koulinas, G K (2010) A simulated annealing hyperheuristic for construction resource levelling. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 75.

Bologna, R and Nord, R D (2000) Effects of the law reforming public works contracts on the Italian building process. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 109–18.

Bremer, W and Kok, K (2000) The Dutch construction industry: a combination of competition and corporatism. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 98–108.

Campagnac, E (2000) The contracting system in the French construction industry: actors and institutions. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 131–40.

Loosemore, M, Phua, F, Dunn, K and Ozguc, U (2010) Operatives’ experiences of cultural diversity on Australian construction sites. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 88.

Lu, S-L and Sexton, M (2010) Career journeys and turning points of senior female managers in small construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 39.

McGuffin, A A and Obonyo, E (2010) Enhancing performance: a case study of the effects of employee coaching in construction practice. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 9.

Ökmen, Ö and Öztaş, A (2010) Construction cost analysis under uncertainty with correlated cost risk analysis model. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 12.

Syben, G (2000) Contractors take command: from a demand-based towards a producer oriented model in German construction. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 119–30.

Tuuli, M M, Rowlinson, S and Koh, T Y (2010) Dynamics of control in construction project teams. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 202.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: empowerment; formal control; Hong Kong; informal control; portfolio of control
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190903365657
  • Abstract:
    Control is pervasive in construction project environments. The management of projects through various planning and control tools has therefore been described essentially as rebureaucratization which increases control over individuals, teams and organizations through ideologies of efficiency and performativity. Yet certain characteristics of the project setting make it an ideal climate for the empowerment of individuals and teams. The manifestations of control in five construction project management teams involved in two ongoing construction projects in Hong Kong are examined. The interpretive and exploratory focus of the study favoured the use of a qualitative research design and the case study approach in particular. Control is viewed as all devices and systems employed to ensure that acts, behaviours, outcomes and decisions of individuals, teams and organizations are consistent with meeting organizational or project goals, objectives and strategies. The findings indicate that a portfolio of control modes is implemented in project teams comprising both formal (i.e. behaviour- and outcome-based) and informal (i.e. clan- and self-based) control mechanisms which are not necessarily incompatible. While formal control remains the primary control mode, a portfolio of control appears necessary to augment the inadequacies of formal control due to the evolving nature of the project environment.

Winch, G M (2000) Institutional reform in British construction: partnering and private finance. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 141–55.

Ye, K, Shen, L and Tan, Y (2010) Response strategies to the competition in the Chinese construction market. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 24.