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Badenfelt, U (2010) I trust you, I trust you not: a longitudinal study of control mechanisms in incentive contracts. Construction Management and Economics, 28(03), 10.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: longitudinal study; trust; control mechanisms; partnering arrangements; target cost contracts
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446191003587745
  • Abstract:
    The relationship between trust and control in client–contractor interactions is explored, focusing on the control mechanisms used in a construction project. A longitudinal case study of a large laboratory construction project found that the client used a variety of control mechanisms to ensure that the contractor behaved trustworthily. Empirical data were gathered through interviews and non-participant observation. The results indicate that the use of control mechanisms is part of a complex and dynamic socially constructed process that requires ongoing discussion and evaluation, and to which informal control mechanisms are central. Business relationships built solely on trust are seemingly rare; even in trust-based collaborative settings, such as partnering arrangements; the contracting parties must pay attention to trust-nurturing actions.

Bradley, P E (2010) An ultrametric interpretation of building related event data. Construction Management and Economics, 28(03), 26.

Chao, L-C (2010) Estimating project overheads rate in bidding: DSS approach using neural networks. Construction Management and Economics, 28(03), 99.

Fan, R Y C, Ng, S T and Wong, J M W (2010) Reliability of the Box–Jenkins model for forecasting construction demand covering times of economic austerity. Construction Management and Economics, 28(03), 54.

Jewell, C, Flanagan, R and Anaç, C (2010) Understanding UK construction professional services exports: definitions and characteristics. Construction Management and Economics, 28(03), 9.

Jones, S M, Ross, A and Sertyesilisik, B (2010) Testing the unfolding model of voluntary turnover on construction professionals. Construction Management and Economics, 28(03), 85.

Lowe, R (2000) Defining and meeting the carbon constraints of the 21st century. Building Research & Information, 28(03), 159–75.

Machado, M V, Roche, P M L, Mustieles, F and Oteiza, I d (2000) The fourth house: the design of a bio climatic house in Venezuela. Building Research & Information, 28(03), 196–211.

Pellegrini-Masini, G, Bowles, G, Peacock, A D, Ahadzi, M and Banfill, P F G (2010) Whole life costing of domestic energy demand reduction technologies: householder perspectives. Construction Management and Economics, 28(03), 29.

Smyth, H (2010) Construction industry performance improvement programmes: the UK case of demonstration projects in the ‘Continuous Improvement’ programme. Construction Management and Economics, 28(03), 70.

Thormark, C (2000) Including recycling potential in energy use into the life cycle of buildings. Building Research & Information, 28(03), 176–83.

Treloar, G J, Fay, R, Love, P E D and Iyer-Raniga, U (2000) Analysing the life-cycle energy of an Australian residential building and its householders. Building Research & Information, 28(03), 184–95.