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Abdul-Aziz, A-R, Ngau, D P, Lim, Y M and Nuruddin, A R (2011) Internationalization of Malaysian quantity surveying firms: exploring the best fit models. Construction Management and Economics, 29(01), 49–58.

Brown, A D and Phua, F T T (2011) Subjectively construed identities and discourse: towards a research agenda for construction management. Construction Management and Economics, 29(01), 83–95.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: identity; discourse; construction manager; performance; research agenda
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2010.531028
  • Abstract:
    Identity issues are under-explored in construction management. We provide a brief introduction to the organization studies literature on subjectively construed identities, focusing on discourse, agency, relations of power and identity work. The construction management literature is investigated in order to examine identity concerns as they relate to construction managers centred on (1) professionalism; (2) ethics; (3) relational aspects of self-identity; (4) competence, knowledge and tools; and (5) national culture. Identity, we argue, is a key performance issue, and needs to be accounted for in explanations of the success and failure of projects. Our overriding concern is to raise identity issues in order to demonstrate their importance to researchers in construction management and to spark debate. The purpose of this work is not to provide answers or to propose prescriptive models, but to explore ideas, raise awareness and to generate questions for further programmatic research. To this end, we promote empirical work and theorizing by outlining elements of a research agenda which argues that ‘identity’ is a potentially generative theme for scholars in construction management.

Chang, Y, Wilkinson, S, Potangaroa, R and Seville, E (2011) Identifying factors affecting resource availability for post-disaster reconstruction: a case study in China. Construction Management and Economics, 29(01), 37–48.

Davey, C L, Lowe, D J and Duff, A R (2001) Generating opportunities for SMEs to develop partnerships and improve performance. Building Research & Information, 29(01), 1–11.

Dursun, O and Stoy, C (2011) Time-cost relationship of building projects: statistical adequacy of categorization with respect to project location. Construction Management and Economics, 29(01), 97–106.

Gundes, S (2011) Exploring the dynamics of the Turkish construction industry using input-output analysis. Construction Management and Economics, 29(01), 59–68.

Kululanga, G K, Edum-Fotwe, F T and McCaffer, R (2001) Measuring construction contractors' organizational learning. Building Research & Information, 29(01), 21–9.

Landin, A and Nilsson, C-H (2001) Do quality systems really make a difference?. Building Research & Information, 29(01), 12–20.

Lansley, P R (2001) Building research and the quality-of-life. Building Research & Information, 29(01), 62–74.

Lu, W, Olofsson, T and Stehn, L (2011) A lean-agile model of homebuilders' production systems. Construction Management and Economics, 29(01), 25–35.

Mbiti, T K, Blismas, N, Wakefield, R and Lombardo, R (2011) System archetypes underlying the problematic behaviour of construction activity in Kenya. Construction Management and Economics, 29(01), 3–13.

Ofori, G (2001) Indicators for measuring construction industry development in developing countries. Building Research & Information, 29(01), 40–50.

Shih, N-J and Huang, Y-S (2001) A study of reflection glare in Taipei. Building Research & Information, 29(01), 30–9.

Thomson, D (2011) A pilot study of client complexity, emergent requirements and stakeholder perceptions of project success. Construction Management and Economics, 29(01), 69–82.

Wu, J, Kumaraswamy, M and Soo, G K L (2011) Dubious benefits from future exchange: an explanation of payment arrears from "continuing clients" in Mainland China. Construction Management and Economics, 29(01), 15–23.