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Arbulu, R J, Tommelein, I D, Walsh, K D and Hershauer, J C (2003) Value stream analysis of a re-engineered construction supply chain. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 161–71.

Ballard, G (2003) Lean project management. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 119–33.

Barlow, J, Childerhouse, P, Gann, D, Hong-Minh, S, Naim, M and Ozaki, R (2003) Choice and delivery in housebuilding: lessons from Japan for UK housebuilders. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 134–45.

Bygballe, L E, Håkansson, H and Jahre, M (2013) A critical discussion of models for conceptualizing the economic logic of construction. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 104-18.

Chang, C-Y (2013) A critical review of the application of TCE in the interpretation of risk allocation in PPP contracts. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 99-103.

Courtney, R and Winch, G M (2003) Re-engineering construction: the role of research and implementation. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 172–8.

Gerth, R, Boqvist, A, Bjelkemyr, M and Lindberg, B (2013) Design for construction: utilizing production experiences in development. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 135-50.

Gibb, A G F and Isack, F (2003) Re-engineering through pre-assembly: client expectations and drivers. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 146–60.

Gottlieb, S C and Haugbølle, K (2013) Contradictions and collaboration: partnering in-between systems of production, values and interests. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 119-34.

Green, S D and May, S (2003) Re-engineering construction: going against the grain. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 97–106.

Menches, C L and Chen, J (2013) Using ecological momentary assessment to understand a construction worker's daily disruptions and decisions. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 180-94.

Murphy, R (2013) Strategic planning in construction professional service firms: a study of Irish QS practices. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 151-66.

Phua, F T T (2013) Construction management research at the individual level of analysis: current status, gaps and future directions. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 167-79.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: individual; organizational studies; project performance; social psychology; unit of analysis
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2012.707325
  • Abstract:
    Individual-level constructs are seldom taken into consideration in construction management research relating to project performance. This is antithetical to the objectives of properly conceptualizing and contextualizing the research we do because many project performance outcomes, such as the extent of cooperation and level of communication or teamwork are influenced and moderated by individuals' perceptions, values and behaviour. A brief review of the literature in organizational studies centred on culture, identity, empowerment and trust is offered. These constructs are then explored in relation to project performance issues and outcomes, and it is noted that they are predominantly studied at the project and industry levels. We argue that focusing these constructs at the individual unit of analysis has significant implications for project performance and therefore their effects need to be systematically accounted for in explanations of the success and failure of projects. Far from being prescriptive, the aim is to generate interest and awareness for more focused research at the individual level of analysis in order to add new insights and perspectives to critical performance questions in construction management. To this end, a research agenda is outlined, arguing that construction management research integrating individual-level constructs and broader, macro-contextual issues will help define and enhance the legitimacy of the field.

Winch, G M (2003) Integrated life-cycle analysis. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 107–18.